West Brom preparing £6M bid for Ahly’s Defender Ahmed Hegazy
WEST BROM is ready to bid for Egypt international defender Ahmed Hegazy.
The centre-back has shone for Cairo giants Al Ahly, inspiring them to win a second consecutive league title.
Hegazy also helped Egypt reach the African Cup of Nations final in February, and was named in the team of the tournament.
Hegazy began his career with hometown club Ismaily, but had a three-year spell in Italy with Fiorentina and played on loan for Perugia before returning home to join Ahly in 2015.
Under contract until 2020, he is valued at £6million and nicknamed the “Nesta of the Pyramids” – thanks to a similar playing style to Italian ace Alessandro Nesta.
Ahmed Hegazy in action