Saudi's Ittihad close to extending Abd-Rabou's loan deal

Mahmoud Elassal, Thursday 24 May 2012

Egyptian midfielder Hosni Abd-Rabou is eager to extend his loan deal with Saudi side IIttihad Jeddah after a season of strong performances

Hosni Abd-Rabou

Egypt midfielder Hosni Abd-Rabou has expressed his pleasure in booking a place for his current team IIttihad Jeddah in the quarterfinals of the Asian Champions League by beating Iranian side Piroozi 3-0 on Wednesday.

"We will do our best to draw IIttihad Jeddah's history and return the team to its international ranking," Abd-Rabou was quoted as saying in Saudi newspaper Al-Jazera.

"I am happy to extend my loan deal with IIttihad and my base team Ismaily didn't mind," he added.

Abd-Rabou joined Ittihad Jeddah in January on a six-month loan deal and has produced a string of strong performances with the Saudi side.  

"Ittihad's fans always support me as I feel I am playing inside my country, Ismailia," he said.

According to the Saudi newspaper, Ittihad Jeddah have tabled a 1.5 million Euro offer with Ismaily — including the player's share — to sign the international midfielder for a season-long loan, but Ismaily have asked for two million Euros.

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