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Egypt's defender Hegazy to remain at Fiorentina: Club

The Italian side denies all reports surrounding the termination of Hegazy's contract with the club

Mohamad Mosselhi, Tuesday 9 Dec 2014
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Fiorentina said on Tuesday that Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazy will remain at the club, denying all rumours surrounding his departure during the winter transfer window.

The club's sports director Daniele Prade hinted on Monday at the possible sale of some players, including Hegazy in January, and Egyptian media said that the Italian outfit would terminate Hegazy's contract.

But Fiorentina denied the reports, confirming they have no intention to sell the Egyptian defender.

"Regarding Egyptian media reports concerning Ahmed Hegazy, ACF Fiorentina announces that the contract with Ahmed Hegazy is still valid," read a statement on the club's official website on Tuesday.

"The club has no intention to terminate his contract.

"He is a player with great quality who has been hit with injuries that kept him away from the pitch for a long time.

"Now he is fully fit and we are eager to get the best out of him."

The Egyptian defender, who arrived at Fiorentina in the summer of 2012, has yet to establish himself with the club as his two seasons have been disrupted by injuries.

He ruptured a knee ligament in December 2012 before suffering a similar injury almost a year later while on international duty.

Hegazy has made only four appearances in all competitions since joining Fiorentina, scoring one goal in an Italian Cup clash against lower division side Juve Stabia in November 2012.

But Hegazy confirmed that he is happy at Fiorentina, denying all reports concerning his departure.

"My contract with Fiorentina is still valid and all reports concerning the cancellation of my contract are not true," Hegazy said via Twitter.

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