Zamalek still chasing El-Shennawy

Ahram Online, Thursday 31 May 2012

Whites negotiating with Masry to land their goalkeeper Ahmed El-Shennawy, who is also wanted by Spain's Real Betis

Egypt's goalkeeper El-Shennawy (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Zamalek have said they are still hoping to land Masry goalkeeper Ahmed El-Shennawy in the summer.

“Zamalek are still negotiating with Masry’s international goalkeeper Ahmed El-Shennawy to land him on a one-year loan deal starting next season,” the Whites board members Amr El-Ganainy was quoted as saying on the club’s official website.

The 21-year-old international goalkeeper revealed earlier that joining Zamalek was his second choice if he fails to complete a move to Spanish club Real Betis.

Earlier this month, El-Shennawy passed the Betis medical before being monitored at the team's training sessions for a week, but it was reported that negotiations over the move had collapsed.

“Everything said about cancelling the offer is totally untrue. Talks with Masry’s chairman are still ongoing,” he added.

The Egypt under-23 international El-Shennawy was heavily criticised after his recent poor performances in the Toulon friendly tournament.

He will leave Masry after the club was suspended from the league for a year and relegated to the second division following the Port Said Stadium disaster which left more than 70 dead in February.

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