El-Merreikh warns El-Hadary: disclose offers or keep quiet

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

After meeting with El-Merreikh’s president on Monday night, Egypt’s goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary has no choice but to keep silent or reveal supposed offers to the club

Essam El-Hadary

Sudanese El-Merreikh’s president Gamal El-Waly asked the club’s Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary to either disclose the offers he received recently or keep quiet about his status with the club.

“I asked El-Hadary to keep silent or to show us the offers he has,” El-Waly told the 38-year-old goalkeeper, according to the club’s official newspaper on Tuesday.

“The player is committed to us with a valid contract and the club’s board is responsible for determining his fate,” he added.

Despite signing a three-year contract with the Sudanese giants last January, the former Ahly and Zamalek player recently announced that he will leave El-Merreikh this summer, revealing that English second-division team, Leicester City, and several other clubs are eyeing his services.

The Pharaohs goalkeeper was heavily criticised by El-Merreikh’s officials for not respecting the club in his declarations, especially as they had not received word of any concrete offers to acquire his services.

In Monday’s meeting with the club president, the experienced shot-stopper said that he had not threatened to quit the club he owes full respect to, but had just talked about receiving European offers.

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