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EXCLUSIVE | Omar Gaber heading to MLS

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Egypt international and full-back is set to move to Major League Soccer.

Former Zamalek right-back Omar Gaber has agreed a move to up-and-coming MLS outfits Los Angeles FC.

Gaber, 25, will join Bob Bradley in LA on a one-month loan deal with an option to make the move permanent before December.

The Basel player found playing time hard to come by this season after heavy competition from fan-favourite Michael Lang, which resulted in losing his starting spot for the Egyptian national team after helping the Pharaohs qualify to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Gaber was promised playing time last summer after interest from Turkish outfits Bursaspor and was told by Basel officials that he would be given the chance to move elsewhere this winter if the situation remains the same.

KingFut can confirm that Bob Bradley has been on hot pursuit of the player ever since finding out about his situation last summer but a move back then would’ve meant Gaber would not play until the MLS season kicked off in 2018, risking his chances of making the World Cup.

Los Angeles FC are set to participate in their first-ever season in MLS, with former Egypt and US national team coach Bob Bradley at helm.

The team have already made advances, most notably signing Mexico and Real Sociedad forward Carlos Vela last summer before loaning the player back to Sociedad until the winter transfer window.

Gaber becomes the second active Egyptian player in MLS after former Nacional de Madeira midfielder Aly Ghazal, who joined Vancouver Whitecaps last summer coming from Chinese outfits Zhicheng Hengfeng.

Operations and Business Development Manager of KingFut. Degree in Pharmacy and Biotechnology from the German University in Cairo. Manchester United fan.

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