Mahmud Abdel-Razik ‘Shikabala’ has been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia after clashing with coach Hassan Shehata during Zamalek's 2-0 win over Maghreb Fez on Sunday.
“Shikabala communicated with Saudi club Al-Shabab to show an interest in a summer move as they had previously held negotiations with him,” Saudi newspaper Alawsat claimed Wednesday.
The 26-year-old was suspended by his club after angrily reacting to Shehata's decision to substitute him just over an hour into a match against Maghreb Fez in the round of 16 of the CAF Champions League, which the Whites won 2-0.
Pitch-side television cameras caught him telling the former Egypt boss, "I’m fed up with you. If you don’t want me, let me go."
Earlier this year, there were similar reports in the Saudi media insisting that Shikabala had signed a 3.5 euro deal with Al-Shabab.
The Cairo giants, who are tied with compatriots Ahly in the Champions League group stage, didn’t comment on the statement of the player’s agent that said, “Shikabala will not stay at Zamalek.”
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