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ENPPI rejected Portuguese offer for Egypt U23 star

ENPPI rejected Portuguese offer for Egypt U23 star
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ENPPI defender has revealed that his club rejected an offer for him from Primeira Liga outfit C.D. Nacional this summer.

Galal is one of the most promising prospects in Egyptian football right now, with many clubs, most notably Al Ahly, revealing interest in signing him.

During the 2019/20 season, Galal made 24 appearances for the Petroulem club, helping them to a solid sixth place, with one game to go.

The 23-year-old centre-back confirmed that there are currently negotiations ongoing with ENPPI to depart this transfer window, but without revealing the name of his next destination.

He also added that he had an offer from Portuguese side C.D. Nacional, but the deal fell through.

“I have an official offer from an Egyptian club, and the negotiations are ongoing, and I hope it ends soon in a way that serves the interest of ENPPI,” Galal said.

“My contract with ENPPI is runs until the summer of 2022, and the club rejected an offer from Portuguese club Nacional Madeira.

“What I know is that there is currently a team negotiating with ENPPI to sign me, and there is a new team that entered the race. Therefore, I will join the one that shows more desire to finalize the deal,” he added.

Nacional progress

Galal is not the first Egyptian player to be linked with a move to C.D. Nacional this summer as the Portuguese club were also linked with El-Gouna’s Mohamed Mohsen ‘Leila’ and Nasser Maher of Al Ahly.

The club had already five Egyptians who represented the club before, most notably, Ali Ghazal, who played over 100 games for the club and captained them as well.

Current Al Ahly midfielder Saleh Gomaa, Ahmed Sayed Zizo of Zamalek, Ali Fathi, and Mahmoud Ezzat have all also featured for the club.

It’s worth mentioning that was a key part of the Egypt U23 national team that was crowned African champions last year and is expected to represent the Pharaohs in the upcoming Olympic Games.

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