Wadi Degla winger Mohamed Mahmoud has revealed that he had turned down offers from Ajax and Hoffenheim before signing with Ahly.
“I rejected offers from three European teams,” the 20-year-old player told satellite channel MBC on Wednesday.
Mahmoud, who made his debut with the Egyptian national team in October, will be moving to Ahly in the coming January transfer window after penning a four-and-a-half year deal with the Cairo giants.
“The offers I got were from Germany’s Hoffenheim, Basel of Switzerland and Dutch club Ajax but I have decided to join Ahly,” he said.
Ahly have been very active in the January market in an attempt to inject some life into their under-achieving squad, signing winger Mohamed Mahmoud from Wadi Degla, left-back Mahmoud Wahid from Maqassa and winger Geraldo da Costa from Angolan side Primeiro de Agosto.
The club also announced this month the appointment of Uruguayan tactician Martin Lasarte to lead the team.
Ahly are currently seventh in the Egyptian league table with 23 points from 11 games, 12 points adrift of leaders Zamalek who have played three more games.
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