File photo of Maqassa striker Marwan Hamdi (Ahram)
Zamalek moved quickly to sign a replacement for top marksman Mostafa Mohamed, completing a deal for Maqassa striker Marwan Hamdi just before the transfer deadline day, the club announced late on Saturday.
Hamdi had signed a four-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee, Zamalek said on Twitter. Pictures of him holding a copy of his Zamalek contract spread on social media.
The 24-year-old, who is known for his aerial prowess, has scored four goals in seven Egyptian Premier League appearances for Maqassa so far this season.
He netted Maqassa's solitary goal with a glancing header in their 4-1 loss to Zamalek on Thursday.
Hamdi earned two international caps with the Egyptian national team in 2019.
Mostafa Mohamed, Zamalek's top scorer last season with 19 goals and one of the hottest prospects in Egyptian football, joined Turkish giants Galatasaray on a season-and-a-half loan deal on Thursday.
Galatasaray paid $2 million for the 18-month loan, with an option to make the deal permanent at the end of this year for a further $4 million.
Hamdi is Zamalek's second January signing after they brought back former playmaker Ayman Hefni, whose wish to retire at the team where he enjoyed his best career spell was granted by the club officials.
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