Elmohamady denies joining Ahly rumors after leaving Aston Villa

Ahram Online , Wednesday 9 Jun 2021

'My ambition is to end my career in England, so I’ll take my time to think about my next steps after Aston Villa, I have many offers and I will continue my career in England,' Elmohamady told On Time Sports TV channel

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Ahmed Elmohamady, who has left Premier League side Aston Villa recently, denied rumors that he would join Ahly.

Elmohamady announced earlier that he will leave the Villans after the end of his contract with the club, where he wore their jersey for four seasons.

“My ambition is to end my career in England, so I’ll take my time to think about my next steps after Aston Villa, I have many offers and I will continue my career in England,” Elmohamady told On Time Sports TV channel.

“At the beginning of my football career, I said that I’m an Ahly fan, so when there are new rumors regarding returning to play in Egypt, everyone automatically assumes that I’m joining Ahly.”

“Ahly are a great team. They offered me to join them when I was playing for Ghazl El-Mahalla, so has Zamalek, but I preferred to join Enppi back then. Ahly returned to negotiate and sign me again in 2015,” Elmo revealed.

In 2017, Elmohamady moved from Hull City to Aston Villa, which were playing in the second division, and he was one of the important players who helped the team during their campaign to reach the Premier League.

Maybe it’s the reason behind the club offering him a job in the technical staff after his retirement according to his remarks.

He praised his Egyptian teammate Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan, who joined the Villans in 2019, saying “Trezeguet has a huge chance to prove his worth in the Premier League, and he will not find a better club than Aston Villa to show his great performance, as the Villa will be among the top four in the next season.”

Elmohamady, who won with the Egyptian national team the 2008 and 2010 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), was absent from the Pharaohs’ calls after the 2019 AFCON and especially after Hossam El-Badry became the national team coach.

“I have been playing for the national team since 2007 and have played 94 international matches and I will answer the call for the national team at any time,” he said.

“In the last period, I wasn’t lucky enough to join the national team. it’s El-Badry’s vision and I fully respect it, as he works to find new players, so we have to respect and accept his vision.”

“Any player wishes to play with his national team, and as we have seen before in the 2020 Euro, many teams are recalling their old stars, who possess great experiences,” Elmohamady added.

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