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AS Roma bid for Ahly youngster Sobhi: Official

After Mohamed Salah’s successful spell in Italy, another young Pharaoh could be on his way to Serie A

Ahram Online , Tuesday 23 Jun 2015
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Ahly's midfielder Ramdan Sobhy (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Ahly announced on Tuesday that Italian giants AS Roma have made an official offer to sign promising forward Ramadan Sobhi.

Reports in the Italian media suggested earlier this week that the Serie A club have stepped up their interest in signing what they have called the 'successor of Mohamed Salah'.

"We have received an offer for Ramadan Sobhi and it is a good one. The bid will be examined by the football committee during their next meeting," Alaa Abdel-Sadek, the head of the football sector at Ahly, told reporters on Tuesday.

According to sources close to Ahram Sport and other reports in the Egyptian media the offer is believed to be around 3 million euro. 

The rising Egypt star who will turn 18 on June 27 has emerged as one of Egypt and Africa's hottest prospects over the past year. He made his Ahly debut last season and settled in to become a key element in the formation of his mentor Fathi Mabrouk who promoted him to the senior squad last season.

Since then he has featured in 19 Egyptian Premier League matches scoring four times.

After playing for Egypt U-18 and U-23 teams he made his full senior debut earlier this month when he featured in the Pharaohs team that beat Tanzania 3-0 in the 2017 African Nations Cup qualifiers.

The Red Devils have usually been reluctant to sell their best talents, especially because they are in a rebuilding process after been eliminated from the CAF Champions League at an early stage for the second consecutive year and have very slim hopes of keeping their league title trailing nine points behind leaders Zamalek.

They turned down an offer from Anderlecht to sign midfielder Mahmoud Hassan "Trezeguet" this summer but they might be persuaded to let go Sobhi if the deal is as good as it is believed to be.

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