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Tony Pulis delighted to secure loan signing of Ahmed Hegazi

Tony Pulis delighted to secure loan signing of Ahmed Hegazi

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West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has revealed his delight at securing the signature of Egypt international Ahmed Hegazi on season-long loan.

The 6ft 5in defender has become the fourth Egyptian player in the English Premier League alongside Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny, Stoke City’s Ramadan Sobhi and Liverpool newboy Mohamed Salah.

West Brom are set to pay a loan fee in the region of €1 million to acquire the center-back’s services for one year, having the option to buy for €4 million.

“We’re pleased he’s here, he’s a good addition. He’s got good pedigree and has played for some good clubs. Hopefully he’ll be a good signing for us,” Tony Pulis told Albion’s official website.

“With it being a loan and, if he does well, we’ve already agreed a final deal. It’s really, really good for us,” he added.

News of the signing has also been welcomed by chairman John Williams who revealed that they were tracking the player since the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

“We’re delighted to add Ahmed to the squad. He caught our eye at the African championships and we’ve been tracking him ever since,” the club’s chairman John Williams revealed.

The 26-year-old will join his new team-mates in Hong Kong for the Premier League Asia Trophy where Albion will face Leicester City in the semi-finals, however, they will need international clearance for Hegazi to play in the tournament.

It is worth mentioning that Hegazi made CAF’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament as he helped Egypt reach the final.

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