File photo of West Brom defender Hegazi (Photo: the club's official website)
West Bromwich Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazi is reportedly on the verge of leaving the English Premier League team to join Saudi Arabia's, Jeddah based, Al-Ittihad during the summer transfer window.
Reports in Saudi newspapers revealed Sunday that Al-Ittihad have reached an agreement with West Bromwich to get the services of the towering defender for one season on loan, with an option to be permanent.
The 29-year-old international defender played his first match of this Premier League's season on Monday, when he played a full 90 minutes that resulted in a goal-less draw at Burnley.
The former Fiorentina, Perugia, and El-Ahly defender joined West Brom in 2017; since then he has played 104 matches, netting four goals and providing two assists.
Hegazi played a vital role in helping West Brom earn a promotion to the top flight last season.
Al-Ittihad finished in 10th place in the last season of the Saudi league; the new season started two weeks ago.
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