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Egyptian nomadic Hegazi set to leave English Premier League to join Saudi's Ittihad

The former Fiorentina, Perugia, and El-Ahly defender joined West Brom in 2017; since then he has played 104 matches, netting four goals and providing two assists

Mahmoud Elassal , Sunday 25 Oct 2020
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West Bromwich Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazi is reportedly on the verge of leaving the English Premier League team to join Saudi Arabia's, Jeddah based, Al-Ittihad during the summer transfer window.

Reports in Saudi newspapers revealed Sunday that Al-Ittihad have reached an agreement with West Bromwich to get the services of the towering defender for one season on loan, with an option to be permanent.

The 29-year-old international defender played his first match of this Premier League's season on Monday, when he played a full 90 minutes that resulted in a goal-less draw at Burnley.

The former Fiorentina, Perugia, and El-Ahly defender joined West Brom in 2017; since then he has played 104 matches, netting four goals and providing two assists.

Hegazi played a vital role in helping West Brom earn a promotion to the top flight last season.

Al-Ittihad finished in 10th place in the last season of the Saudi league; the new season started two weeks ago.

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