Tarek Hamed signs new three-year deal with Zamalek
Tarek Hamed has signed a three-year contract extension with Zamalek to end the saga over his future at the club.
Earlier this month, Hamed was reported to be moving to Pyramids FC, however, the midfielder wanted to stay at the White Castle, with Pyramids FC president Turki Al-Sheikh confirming that the player will continue his journey with the Whites.
On Thursday night, Al-Sheikh posted a photo with Mansour on his official Facebook page stating that Hamed is staying with the White Knights, while announcing that Pyramids are on the verge of completing deals for Zamalek goalkeeper Ahmed El-Shennawy and winger Mostafa Fathi.
And hours later, Tarek Hamed has signed a new three-year deal at Zamalek to stay at the club until 2021. He will earn 12 million EGP per season, with 40% of the contract value to be paid by Al-sheikh.
The issue between Hamed and the White Knights began after Zamalek president Mortada Mansour had announced the sale of Tarek Hamed and Ali Gabr to Pyramids FC ahead of Saudi Arabia encounter in the group-stages of the World Cup.
However, after the team returned from Russia, Hamed confirmed that he is continuing with Zamalek and that he has no intention of leaving the club.
Hamed met with Mortada Mansour and they agreed that the player is going to sign a contract extension on Wednesday evening, but the player did not attend the appointment.
On Thursday night, Tarek Hamid posted a statement on his social media accounts justifying his actions, before Pyramids FC President Turki Al-Sheikh announced the player’s stay at Zamalek.
Tarek Hamed has joined Zamalek in 2014 from Smouha, making over 130 appearances for them and scoring three goals.
He helped them win the league title in 2015, three Egypt Cup titles, and the 2016 Egypt Super Cup. He was also part of the squad that reached the 2016 CAF Champions League final.
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