File photo: Algeria s forward Baghdad Bounedjah (R) vies for the ball with Egypt s defender Ahmed Hegazy during the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 group D football match between Algeria and Egypt at the Al-Janoub Stadium in the Qatari city of Al-Wakrah on December 7, 2021. (AFP)
The 31-year-old is under a contract with Saudi club Ittihad Jeddah that will expire in the summer of 2023.
“Hegazi? No, I didn’t talk about him with the club management,” Gonias told TV Channel MBC on Tuesday.
The international defender has just returned to action after around three months of absence due to a serious muscle injury that he picked up while playing with Egypt in the African Cup of Nations earlier this year.
Hegazi missed the Pharaohs' 1-0 win over Guinea in the Nations Cup qualifier, as the team’s medical staff opted to give him the chance to resume his rehabilitation program in Spain.
Hegazi, who is a product of Ismaily youth teams, has become one of the important defenders in Egyptian football, having played with several teams such as Ahly, Fiorentina (Italy) and West Bromwich (England).
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