Egypt and El-Merreikh goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary announced on Friday that Saturday’s game against Alamal Atbara in day 19 of the Sudanese league will be his last game with the team, according to a deal with the club president, Gamal El-Waly.
“I reached an agreement with El-Merreikh president, Gamal El-Waly that Saturday’s league match will be my last game with the team” El-Hadary told Ahram Online on Friday.
“The Sudanese league champions will be decided after that game, and the championship will be suspended until September, so I have the chance to leave the club” he added.
The former Ahly, Ismaily and Zamalek goalkeeper, who signed a three-year contract with El-Merreikh last January, recently announced that he will leave this summer, revealing that English second division team Leicester City and several other clubs are interested in adding him on.
“I have more offers but Maqassa officials are close to snatching my signature” the 38-year-old goalkeeper said.
The Pharaohs’ goalkeeper has found stability elusive since leaving Ahly in acrimonious circumstances in February 2008 and having brief stints with Swiss side Sion and Egyptian teams Ismaily and Zamalek.