Ramadan Sobhi was offerd to Almeria, reveals Turki Al-Sheikh
Sobhi has been in talks with many clubs since his loan contract with Al Ahly ended, with Egyptian sides Zamalek and Pyramids openly revealing that they entered negotiations with his parent club, Huddersfield Town.
The 23-year-old was also linked with a move abroad, with La Liga 2 side Almeria reportedly wanting to sign him.
However, Almeria’s new chairman, Turki Al-Sheikh, revealed that the player offered himself to the Rojiblancos but they never considered him as a potential target.
“I refused to sign Ramadan Sobhi at Pyramids so that I don’t anger the Al Ahly fans. Sobhi was also offered to Almeria and his representatives even spoke to the club’s executive director, Mohamed Gamal El-Assy, who refused to sign him,” Al-Sheikh told OnTime Sports 2 TV.
“Ramadan agreed terms with Pyramids in July but I don’t have any further information on the deal as I have nothing to do with them since selling the club.
“If I would’ve remained in my role as Al Ahly’s honorary president I would’ve ended the file regarding the club’s new stadium four months ago. As I had a 36-month plan since receiving the grounds for the new club.
“I want to thank the Egyptian people for their prayers during my illness.
“I compensated Zamalek after they signed Abdallah El-Said from Al Ahly, who eventually joined for Pyramids, ” he concluded.
Huddersfield’s Chief Executive, Mark Devlin, disclosed some new information regarding Ramadan Sobhi’s unclear future. Revealing that they refused both Zamalek and Pyramids’ offers as they didn’t meet the club’s price tag.
Devlin also divulged that an unnamed European club offered to purchase the Al Ahly academy graduate for £5 million.
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