Ahmed Hegazi signs with WBA for 4 years | Permanent Deal
West Brom have completed the signing of Egypt international defender Ahmed Hegazi on a permanent deal.
The 26-year-old has been on loan from Al Ahly, joining Albion in July, and the option has been taken to prolong his stay at The Hawthorns – dashing any hopes Liverpool had of landing him, after the Reds were linked with a move for the centre-back.
An undisclosed fee has been agreed between the two clubs and Hegazi has signed a contract until the summer of 2022.
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Hegazi was brought to the club by former boss Tony Pulis but new manager Alan Pardew has welcomed the decision to keep the player.
He told the club’s official website: “This is great news for the club. Ahmed has been absolutely terrific for me since I arrived and I am sure there is even more to come from him in the future.
“He is one of the players we can build around on the road ahead. He has a big role to play and it is good for the player and the club to remove any doubts and make the transfer permanent.
“I’m sure it is something the supporters will also welcome.”
Hegazi marked his West Brom debut by scoring the only goal in a home victory over Bournemouth on the opening day of the season and has gone on to make 19 appearances for the club.