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Mahmoud Kahraba to leave Ittihad Jeddah after loan deal expires

Mahmoud Kahraba to leave Ittihad Jeddah after loan deal expires

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Ittihad Jeddah have announced that they will not sign Egypt international on a permanent basis after his loan spell expired.

The 24-year-old winger was named in Hector Cuper’s final 23-man squad that will travel to the World Cup in Russia next June.

He joined Ittihad Jeddah on a one-year loan in 2016, but after some exceptional performances, which saw him score 16 goals in 20 league games, the club decided to extend his loan spell for a further year.

However, he failed to recapture his old form in his second spell, managing just six goals in 29 appearances, which made the club decide against offering him a permanent deal.

Overall, he made 53 appearances for the Saudi side, scoring 24 goals and providing nine assists, helping them win two titles, the Saudi Cup and the Crown Prince Cup.

13 more players were announced that they will leave the club, most notably Fahad Al Ansari and team captain Adnan Fallatah.

It is unclear whether Kahraba will continue with Zamalek next season or move abroad, with the player announcing his intentions to move to a European club after the World Cup.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Mohamad

    June 4, 2018 at 7:36 PM

    Great news! Way too good for the Saudi league, he needs to challenge himself in Europe.

  2. Reef

    June 4, 2018 at 7:50 PM

    Thank God more Egyptians are looking for opportunities in Europe and not choose for mediocrity in some Saudi league.

    • Mohamad

      June 4, 2018 at 8:15 PM

      Yes, and let’s be honest Egyptians are now getting more opportunities due to the success of Elneny and Salah at Arsenal and Roma/Liverpool. If Aboutrika was from West Africa or south america, he would have been playing in europe for many years.

      The truth is until recently people in europe didn’t think that Egyptians were good enough. While i know that was a wrong view i don’t blame them as Egypt hadn’t featured in the world cup and Egyptians like Mido, Zaki, Ghaly were headcases and Zidan was only concerned with himself and not team success.

      Thank god that Salah, Elneny, Elmohamedy, Sobhi, and Hegazi have all shown themselves to be good AND professional players who can operate within teams and listen to the coach. I think lots of Egyptians will be getting chances in Europe now.

      • Pharaohs #1

        June 4, 2018 at 8:22 PM

        Well said! I wish the best for our Egyptian team and players after the World cup.

        • Mohamad

          June 4, 2018 at 9:43 PM

          ameen ya rab!

  3. Prapanna Regmi

    June 5, 2018 at 5:21 PM

    Let see those guys what they can do in Russia.

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