Egypt's Abd-Rabou to join Kuwaiti league: Report

Mahmoud Elassal, Sunday 23 Jun 2013

Kuwaiti club Al-Salmiya SC are reportedly close to signing Egypt and Ismaily midfielder Hosni Abd-Rabou

Egypt's Abd-Rabou (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egypt and Ismaily veteran midfielder Hosni Abd-Rabou is in talks with Kuwaiti side Al-Salmiya to join them during the summer transfer window, Saudi newspaper Al-Youm reported on Sunday.

"Kuwaiti club Al-Salmiya offered $450,000 a season to get the services of Abd-Rabou," the Saudi newspaper claimed.

"The player demanded to raise the deal to $600,000 per season for him to accept the offer."

The 28-year-old was out of action for more than five months after undergoing a successful knee operation.

The midfielder who was playing on loan with Saudi side Al-Nasr tore the cruciate ligament in his right knee during a Saudi league game then he returned to Egypt to undergo the surgery after terminating his loan deal with the club.

Abd-Rabou's contract with Ismaily is due to end in June.

Early this month Former Zamalek and Wigan striker Amr Zaki has officially signed with the Kuwaiti club.

"I have officially signed with Al-Salmiya for one season; wish me luck," Zaki said via Twitter.

The 30-year-old Zaki was released by Turkish side Elazigspor last January after failing to make an impact during his six-month spell in the Turkish league. He returned to Egypt to play for his former club, ENPPI, but he left them after a few days.

Four-time Kuwaiti league title winners Al-Salmiya ended this season's domestic tournament in seventh place with 19 points, 34 points behind winners Al-Kuwait.

Their last domestic trophy was the 2001 cup.

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