Egyptian full-back Amro Tarek has officially left his team Real Betis to join Major League Soccer (MLS) team Columbrus Crew SC on a six-month loan deal, the Spanish club announced early on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old Egyptian left-back, who joined Betis from Gouna for a reported fee of €300,000 last summer, has yet to make his debut for the newly-promoted side in La Liga.
"Real Betis has reached an agreement with the MLS team Columbrus Crew SC for the transfer of Amro Tarek until June, with an option to extend the loan until December 2016," Betis announced in a statement via its official website.
"The club wishes the Egyptian footballer the best in his new professional career," the statement added.
Tarek, who was born in the United States, was the second Egyptian to join a Spanish outfit, following former Egyptian star Mido’s brief loan stint with Celta Vigo in 2003.
Now, he is the first ever Egyptian player to join the Major League Soccer (MLS) in the USA where the new season is set to start in March.
Earlier in December, Columbrus Crew SC reached the final of the MLS last season but they lost the title to rivals Portland Timbers.
Real Betis currently lies in 14th place in Spain's La Liga with 22 points, 29 behind leaders Barcelona.