Zamalek midfielder Hazem Emam officially signed a two-and-a-half-season contract with Saudi side Al-Faisaly Thursday after passing medical tests.
The Cairo-based club, currently in the midst of a financial crisis under the leadership of Galal Ibrahim, replied to Al-Faisaly’s initial faxed inquiry that the 23-year-old player must return to Egypt from Saudi Arabia before they can approve his move.
“The player can’t sign with another club as we’ve already paid his dues,” Zamalek’s president told Ahram Online Wednesday, adding “We’ve asked our legal consultant to lodge a complaint against FIFA. We will fight for our rights.”
The talented winger was earlier fined earlier by Zamalek for his absence from training after clashing with teammate Ahmed “Mido” Hossam during a training session three weeks ago.
Mido commented that Emam picked a false clash with him as he was already complaining of not receiving his salary, announcing that he wants to leave the popular club.
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