Zamalek rejects Emam loan deal with Faisaly

Mahmoud Mohamed, Thursday 29 Dec 2011

White Castle against $75,000 deal to loan star winger Hazem Emam to Saudi side for six months

Hazem Emam
Zamalek right winger Hazem Emam

Zamalek management announced on Thursday that they had no ‎intention of loaning right-winger Hazem Emam to Saudi side ‎Faisaly, stressing that the player would remain in their squad.‎

Under the helm of Coach Hassan Shehata, Zamalek technical ‎staff decided to fax Faisaly officials their apologies for not going ‎through with the Emam deal.‎

The 23-year-old right-winger signed a two-and-a-half-season ‎contract with the Saudi team after abruptly terminating his ‎contract with Zamalek claiming that he hadn’t received his ‎salary.‎

The Whites said earlier that they had reached agreement with ‎Faisaly to loan Emam to the Saudi side for six months in ‎exchange for $75,000. But after the player met with former ‎Egyptian national team coach Hassan Shehata, who endorsed ‎the winger’s return to the White Castle, the team’s management ‎changed their mind and decided to hold onto him.‎

On the other hand, Faisaly President Fahd Abdel-Mohsen ‎declared his eagerness to conclude the ongoing Emam saga ‎amicably after paying the player in line with a payout clause in ‎his contract.‎

‎“Zamalek management should pay according to the payout ‎clause in Emam’s contract, which stipulates $50,000,” Abdel-‎Mohsen said in televised comments.‎

The Cairo giants’ management registered their first team’s ‎African squad, which includes 25 players, before officially ‎referring it to the Confederation of African Football (CAF).‎

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