Ahly coach wants Trezeguet to stay

Ahram Online , Tuesday 16 Jun 2015

The 22 year-old is being chased by a number of European clubs, including Belgian giants Anderlecht, who apparently offered him up to $1 million for a move

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Ahly midfielder Mahmoud "Trezeguet" Hassan (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Ahly technical staff have informed the club’s board they want to keep midfielder Mahmoud Hassan "Trezeguet" in the team.

"Ahly needs the efforts of the young star. Coach Fathi Mabrouk thinks his performance is so positively effective and will be needed for the next season too," football director Wael Gomaa told the club's official website.

Trezeguet, 22, is being chased by a few European clubs, including Belgian giants Anderlecht, who offered a possible $1 million in early June.

"It's the football committee’s decision now to determine the player's future," Gomaa added.

The eight-time African Champions are trying to rebuild their squad after being knocked out from the Champions League at early stages over the past two years, and are currently trailing nine points behind leaders Zamalek in the domestic league.

Trezeguet has been a rising figure among the new generation taking over at Ahly, making his way quickly to Egypt's team.

Anderlecht have traditionally kept an eye on Egyptian football, signing successful players like former internationals Ahmed Hassan and Tarek El-Said in the early 2000s.

Ahly might be forced to let go of their star if he insists on leaving as a result of a better offer being presented by the Belgians. 

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