Saudi Al-Nasr deny Anderlechtd talks with Egypt's Abd-Rabou

Mahmoud Elassal, Thursday 17 Jan 2013

Al-Nasr team president announces that Abd-Rabou will stay on until end of season

Egypt's Hosni Abd-Rabou (Photo: Reuters)

The president of Saudi side Al-Nasr, Prince Faisal Bin Turk, revealed Thursday that his team won't offload Egypt midfielder Hosni Abd-Rabou during the current winter transfer window, denying an approach from Belgian giants Anderlecht.

"Abd-Rabou will stay with Al-Nasr until the end of his deal," Prince Faisal was quoted as saying on by the Egyptian state-run MENA news agency Thursday.

Abd-Rabou recently recovered from a knee injury sustained last month and will arrive in Saudi Arabia after having treatment at Ismaily, the club that loaned him to Al-Nasr last summer, to boost Al-Nasr's midfield in Monday's league match against Al-Ahly.

"He will arrive to Riyadh today to join the team's trainings," Prince Faisal added.

Early last week, Belgian side Anderlecht stepped up their interest in signing Abd-Rabou during the current transfer window.

The 28-year-old star delivered some impressive displays for Ittihad Jeddah last season. He then joined Al-Nasr in the summer on a season-long loan deal.

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