Zamalek close in on Tunisia fullback Mathlouthi: Sfaxien

Ahram Online , Sunday 14 Jun 2020

Mathlouthi (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Zamalek are close to signing Tunisia fullback Hamza Mathlouthi from Club Sfaxien as both sides have already reached a final agreement over the deal, according to the Tunisian outfit.

"Hamza Mathlouthi will be at Zamalek next season," Moez Mestiri, a Sfaxien official, told Tunisian radio station IFM on Sunday

"They offered him a lucrative deal and I think that another scenario would be unlikely."

Mestiri said that Mathlouthi will ply his trade at Sfaxien until the end of the the season. The Tunisian League is set to resume in August while the fate of the Egyptian league remain unclear.

Mathlouthi spent four seasons at Sfaxien after joining them from Club Bizertin in the summer of 2016.

The 28-year-old's contract with Sfaxien expires at the end of June 2020. He will join Zamalek as a free agent.

The international fullback, who has 28 caps with Tunisia, has been a regular starter with Sfaxien, having scored twice and dished out three assists in all competitions so far this season.

Zamalek have been on the lookout for a right-back since fullback Hamdi Nagguez unilaterally terminated his contract with the Cairo giants in January.

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