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Omar Khribin to join Pyramids FC from Al Hilal

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Syrian international striker will join on loan in January from Saudi club Al Hilal, with an option to buy next summer.

Khribin is one of the stars of the Saudi Pro League, and as such it has come as a massive surprise that Turki Al Sheikh has masterminded a move for him to a relatively new and unproven Pyramids FC side.

The 24 year old played a crucial part in Syria’s impressive run in World Cup qualifying, and as a result was named 2017 AFC Asian Player of the Year for his combination of impressive goalscoring and playmaking ability.

The move to Pyramids has been met with a cold reception in Saudi Arabia as it has seen Sami Al Jaber leave his director position at the club, and there are rumours in the Portuguese media that first team coach Jorge Jesus may follow suit.

Khribin may operate as a replacement for Ribamar who’s departure from Pyramids create a similar dispute which saw Alberto Valentim leave the club, as he was the main source of goals in their opening games in the Egyptian league.

Turki Al Sheikh’s aim for Pyramids has been to create strong competition in a league which has been largely dominated by Al Ahly for a number of years now, and signing a star name such as Khribin will go a long way in attaining that.

Pyramids’ next test will be against El Mokawloon tomorrow night at 9PM Egyptian time.

Match Reporter and Editor at Quantity surveyor from South East London. Support Leyton Orient and Inter at club level. Due to my mixed heritage I also support England, Egypt and Poland at national level. If it involves a stadium and a football then I'll watch it.

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