Ahmed Akaichi netted for Tunisia. (Reuters)
Tunisia striker Ahmed Akaichi has dismissed reports of a move to Zamalek, saying he never intended to join the Cairo giants under the leadership of current chairman Mortada Mansour.
Early last weekend, Mansour claimed that he refused an offer to sign Ittihad Jeddah striker Akaichi in an exchange deal with Egyptian attacking midfielder Mahmoud “Kahraba” Abdel-Moneim.
The Tunisian forward made a quick response to the Zamalek chairman's announcement, asking Mansour to allow Kahraba to decide his future without any interference from the management.
"Despite my respect for Zamalek fans and the team's history, I will not join the team under your [Mansour] leadership," Akaichi wrote on his twitter account.
Mansour, who said during a television interview that "Akaichi prefers money, so I won't sign him," has asked Ittihad Jeddah for $15 million to sign attacking midfielder Kahraba on a permanent contract.
"You [Mansour] will be a level-headed person when you allow Kahraba to decide his future," Akaichi concluded.
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