Anderlecht step up the chase for Zamalek’s Shikabala

Karim Farouk, Friday 29 Apr 2011

Belgian giants Anderlecht offered another half million EUROS to sign Zamalek’s flamboyant winger, “Shikabala” but Zamalek upped their price tag

Shikabala
Zamalek winger Mahmoud Abdel-Razek "Shikabala"

The Egyptian league leaders Zamalek have declined a €2.5million offer and set a €4.5million price tag in order to release their talisman, Mahmoud Abdel-Razel “Shikabala.”

“Anderlecht first offered €2m then raised their offer to buy Shikabala’s contract, seeing that he will be a free agent in January, but the board declined the offer and asked for €4.5million,” Zamalek marketing manager, Ashraf Sobhy said to Ahram Online.

The Belgium champions have been chasing the 24 year-old Egyptian wiz since last year and came close to forcing a move last summer, but the player made a u-turn and remained with Zamalek.

The former Paok forward has been in a scintillating form this season, scoring 9 goals in 18 league games to top the scorers' chart.

Shikabala – whose contract expires in January 2012 – is likely to move away from the Whites because of the financial crises that will prevent the board from meeting his demands to ink a new deal.

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