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Agent: Al Ahly are Sobhi’s first choice if he moves next January

Agent: Al Ahly are Sobhi's first choice if he moves on loan next January

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’s agent has revealed that Al Ahly are his client’s first choice if Huddersfield decided to loan him in the January transfer window.

Sobhi has been struggling for game time with the Terriers, playing just 33 minutes across all competitions since joining them from Stoke City last summer.

The 21-year-old has been linked with a return to Al Ahly after club president Mahmoud El-Khatib promised fans several new signings in January after losing the CAF Champions League final and getting knocked out from Zayed Club Champions Cup.

“Ramadan is tied to a contract with Huddersfield and their coach [David Wagner] doesn’t want to sell or loan him this season,” Sobhi’s agent Nader Shawky told ONSport FM.

Ramadan Sobhi

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“The situation is not controlled by Ahly, the player or his agent. I will travel to England on December 10 to know the latest updates on Ramadan’s position at the club.

“There are things that can not be talked about and I do not want to anticipate events. We are currently considering how many matches he will play until January.

“Al Ahly is Ramadan Sobhi’s first choice if Huddersfield decided to loan him, but it’s up to the English club because they have the player’s contract,” he added.

Egypt international Ramadan Sobhi is a product of Al Ahly youth sector and was a key player of them between 2014 and 2016, before joining Stoke City for €5 million.

Huddersfield are currently 17th in the Premier Leauge and their next game will be against ninth-placed Bournemouth next Tuesday.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Ahmed

    December 2, 2018 at 6:28 PM

    Most players that play at Ahly or Zamalek can’t make it in Europe. Apart from the fact that they lose 2 or 3 developmental years playing at Ahly learning nothing close to what they could learn in Europe, but they also get the Egyptian mentality embedded into their minds.

    They then go to Europe, when Ahly and Zamalek are kind enough to let them leave and expect to be treated like superstars. Just look at Sobhi. No sign that he is working hard in training or trying to improve since he moved to England.

    The players that move to Europe with an actual chance of making it are the ones from smaller clubs.

    This situation is a direct byproduct of how this league is set up. Its a one team league (won’t even consider Zamalek) and everything is corrupt in favor of this one club. The fact that Ahly has won it 40 times is a joke no matter how you look at this. Professionalism can’t be introduced because of every time something should be changed to be a certain way, its either delayed or left to be as it is because of favoritism towards one or two clubs.

    What is even sadder is that we live in a lie. People really believe this is a proper league and that its normal for Al Ahly to have 40 titles and their supposed rivals to have 11. We act like its normal that more than 60% of the teams are company owned with no fans. All the teams apart from 2 have no buying power whatsoever. I could go on for days. Its ridiculous on all levels.

    • Yehya Asker

      December 2, 2018 at 7:01 PM

      Agree 100%. Ahly and Zamalek players are so spoiled in Egypt to the limit they have no reason to work hard overseas and improve their quality because they think they should be treated as superstars without putting a lot of efforts. Other smaller teams players on the other hand, got used and know that this is not the case and that they need to work hard to prove themselves or they will be shipped away. Compare Salah to Sobhi! It is with no doubt much easier to make it in the starting XI for Stoke or Huddersfield than Liverpool. Remember Mido and Amr Zaki in England, a lot of talent was wasted because of unprofessionalism and lack of maturity.

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