Ali Gabr is set to join Ahmed Hegazi at the back of the Hawthorns in West Bromwich on loan, after several negotiations around his transfer fee, both clubs have reached an agreement of €500,000 for the Egyptian defender.
Zamalek’s president Mortada Mansour confirmed the news through the media, however the English Premier league side yet to announce any official statement.
Mansour was making it so hard for the Baggies to get the defender as their first offer was €200,000 and after long talks they’ve raised their offer to €500,000, Mansour stated to ON sport. The deal will also include the option of making the loan permanent for €2,500,000.
— KingFut.com (@King_Fut) January 22, 2018
Kingfut were the first to announce the finalized deal and hours later the defender’s teammates and Mortada’s statement to ON sport confirmed the exclusive news.
Mabroook ya habeby 💪🏼💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/HHW5cQQq2B
— Ahmed El-Shenawy (@ElShenawy) January 23, 2018
Ali Gabr who joined Zamalek from Ittihad in 2014 had a delightful role in obtaining three precious Championship victories for the Whites; Egyptian Premier League 2014–15, Egypt’s Cup for two successive years 2014, 2015 and the Egyptian Super Cup 2016.
Rumor has it that Mansour is currently looking for someone to replace Gabr, and his eye is on getting Islam Gamal back from his loan to Petrojet.
More pleasant news for Football in Egypt, huh! Who’s excited?!