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Official: Shikabala completes Al Raed loan move


Saudi side Al-Raed have completed the signing of Mahmoud Abdel-Razek from Egyptian side Zamalek on a one-year loan deal.

After a lot of speculation surrounding Shikabala’s future at his boyhood club, a deal between the 31-year-old and was confirmed by the Saudi club via their official Twitter account on Thursday. The Zamalek captain is set to leave the White Castle for last season’s fifth-placed team in the Saudi Professional League.

Kingfut can confirm that the winger is set to earn triple his previous wage at Zamalek which could add up to $300,000, in a deal that’s worth $100,000 which is to set to be paid in two installments.

The contract is due to be signed on Thursday evening in Cairo in the presence of Al Raed’s vice-president Abdulrahman Al-Abed, the player, and a representative from Zamalek.

The Whites’ captain has played for a total of five clubs throughout his career; Zamalek, Ismaily, Al Wasl UAE, PAOK and Sporting CP.

Shikbala joins his fellow countrymen Hossam Ghaly, Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim Kahraba, Essam El-Hadary, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy and Mostafa Fathi who already play in the Saudi league.

The Zamalek skipper is among a large number of players who departed the White Castle this season, including Salah Rico, Eslam Gamal, Shawky El-Said, Ibrahim Salah, Ali Fathy.

Reporter at KingFut and a Broadcast Journalism senior at Misr International University.

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