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Mido on Ramadan Sobhi: He needs to stay in the Premier League

Ramadan Sobhi

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Egypt’s legendary former striker believes that Stoke City’s should join a Premier League club as he thinks the player still has room for development.

Mido’s statements come after the Egyptian Football Association confirmed that the young winger went to Yorkshire for a medical test to join  after Stoke City was relegated to the Championship.

Sobhi, who is part of Egypt’s squad that will head to Russia 2018 World Cup, joined Stoke City from Al Ahly in June 2016 in a deal of excess of five million euros but has not found his real self since joining the Potters and failed to live up to expectations.

The 21-year-old winger was expected to shine and follow the steps of Liverpool star Mohamed Salah after he grabbed attention with Al Ahly, yet, he has only collected a total of 46 appearances for Stoke since his arrival. He scored three goals in his second season.

“He needs to stay in the Premier League,” Mido told Stoke-on-Trent Live. “Sometimes it’s better to be in a top team in the Championship but he deserves to be in the Premier League.”

The former Zamalek and Ismaily coach thinks the youngster still has a lot to give in the Premier League and that if he was given a better opportunity he will show his full potential.

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“He hasn’t developed the way I thought he would,” he added. “I don’t know why that is but he needs to learn and work on his movement and finishing. And he needs to score more goals.”

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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