Ahly reveal Gulf offer for Abou-Treika

Eslam Omar, Thursday 17 Jan 2013

Big-spending Gulf club Bani Yas want to sign Ahly star Mohamed Abou-Treika on six-month loan deal

Mohamed Aboutrika of Egypt's Al-Ahly (Photo: Reuters)

African champions Ahly have received a six-month loan offer for Mohamed Abou-Treika from UAE side Bani Yas.

“Bani Yas want to loan Abou-Treika but we will discuss the offer with coach Hossam El-Badry before approving or rejecting it,” the Red Devils football director Sayed Abdel-Hafiz was quoted as saying on the club’s official website.

The 34-year-old, who won the 2012 best African-based player award, said he would respect any decision by the Ahly board.

"My relationship with Ahly is very deep. I am willing to extend my contract [that ends this summer] without any conditions. I respect my club and trust them,” he told the club’s website.

“I heard about the Emirati club offer but I haven’t met with the football committee yet. I've never thought about leaving Ahly,” Abou-Treika concluded.

Fourth in the league table, Bani Yas landed Egyptian striker Mohamed Zidan last summer after he had spent 12 years in Europe.

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