Despite recent speculation linking him with moves to Cairo giants Ahly and Zamalek, Egypt international keeper Ahmed El-Shennawy has pledged his loyalty to Masry and signed a two-year extension to his current contract to tie himself to the club until 2017.
“El-Shennawy signed the new contract with club president Kamel Abou Ali today after the Gouna game. Initially an agreement had been reached last Friday and the deal was finalised on Thursday,” read a statement on the club’s official website.
The 20-year-old keeper, who became the first choice for the Pharaohs after making a huge impact with the Egypt U-20 and U-23 teams, had many clubs interested in him, including Ahly and Zamalek.
Abou Ali had said he would only let him move to a big European club.
The Masry shot-stopper had revealed he was not interested in playing anywhere else in Egypt except for Masry and that he would wait for a chance to play in Europe.
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