DONE DEAL: Ali Gabr joins West Brom on loan from Zamalek

DONE DEAL: Ali Gabr joins West Brom on loan from Zamalek

West Bromwich Albion have signed Zamalek defender Ali Gabr on loan until the end of the season.

West Brom tabled 500,000 to sign the Egyptian international, according to the club’s chairman Mortada Mansour.

The 29-year-old has been one of Zamaleks key players since joining from Alexandria-based club Ittihad in the summer of 2014, helping them win a rare domestic double in 2015 and the Egypt Cup title in 2016.

He was also a regular member of the Egypt side that reached the African Nations Cup final and qualified for the World Cup after a 28-year absence last year. Gabr has made 18 international appearances since making his debut with Egypt in 2014.

Hegazi has been a regular member of West Broms starting line-up since joining last summer from Zamaleks Cairo rivals Ahly on a season-long loan deal.

Last month, The Baggies exercised an option to tie him down to a five-year contract ending in 2022.

Watch the player in action:


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