Zamalek midfielder Tarek Hamed joins Saudi Arabia's Ittihad

Ahram Online , Sunday 24 Jul 2022

Egypt midfielder Tarek Hamed completed his move to Jeddah-based club Ittihad on a free transfer after his contract with Cairo giants Zamalek expired, the Saudi club announced on Sunday.

Tarek Hamed
Zamalek midfielder Tarek Hamed. Photo: Ittihad Jada s official Twitter account.


Ittihad welcomed the arrival of Hamed on their social media accounts but did not reveal further details about the deal.

Hamed has been out of action for several months, with Zamalek officials accusing him of feigning injury to skip the final part of the season.

The tough-tackling midfielder, a long-serving Zamalek midfielder and a fan favourite, vehemently denied the accusations, saying he needed to undergo rehab abroad before returning to action.

Hamed's deal was due to run out by the end of the season -- on 30 August -- but he reached an agreement with Zamalek officials through which he was allowed to depart early in return for giving up the money owed to him by the club, which is worth EGP 8.5 million ($450,400).

The 33-year-old has been Zamalek's most consistent performer since joining from Alexandria-based club Smouha in 2014.

He played a key role in helping the club win two Egyptian Premier League titles, five Egypt Cups and one African Confederation Cup crown among other minor accolades.

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