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Fenerbahce eye up Ahmed Hegazi as Martin Škrtel replacement – Report

Fenerbahce eye up Ahmed Hegazi as Martin Škrtel replacement – Report

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Egypt international  has emerged as a potential target for Turkish giants Fenerbahce as they as they are looking for Martin Škrtel’s replacement.

Škrtel has been at Fenerbache sine July 2016, but the Slovak defender is set to leave the Turkish side at the end of the campaign when his contract expires.

And according to a number of Turkish reports, Fenerbache are keen on bringing Ahmed Hegazi as they are looking at a potential long-term successor to Škrtel.

Hegazi has put in a number of impressive performances for West Brom since joining them in the summer of 2017 from Al Ahly, making 75 appearances for the Baggies across all competitions.

This season he has been an integral part of the team as he featured in 33 games, scoring once while assisting twice as West Brom sit fourth in the EFL Championship.

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His performances made Fenerbahce add him to the list of transfer targets, however, they could face a problem as his contract at the Hawthorns runs until July 2022.

Apart from Fenerbache, Hegazi was also linked with moves to  Newcastle, Brighton, West Ham, and Wolverhampton after the Baggies relegation from the Premier League last season, but the Egyptian remained a West Brom player.

Fenerbahce are having a disappointing season as they find themselves sitting 14th on the league table, 26 points behind league leaders Istanbul Basaksehir.

Should the former Ismaily youngster join the Turkish Super League, he will become the third Pharaoh in the competition alongside Trezeguet and Karim Hafez, and also the first Egyptian to join Fenerbahce.

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