Egyptian youngster Abdallah Gomaa joins FC Union Berlin on loan

Karim Farouk, Friday 31 Jan 2014

The 18-year-old winger had a trial with FC Union earlier in January

Egyptian midfielder Abdallah Gomaa (Photo: FC Union website)

Egyptian winger Abdallah Gomaa has joined German second division side FC Union de Berlin on an 18-month loan deal from ENPPI, the club announced on Thursday.

"Abdallah Gomaa is a very interesting player, with his dribbling skills and a very high tempo. He will bring a lot of potential to the team. I am expecting a lot from this young player, but not miracles. We will work with him to ensure that he adapts quickly and become a sporting asset for us," coach Uwe Neuhaus told the club's official website.

According to the statement, Gomaa will join FC Union on an 18-month loan deal until June 2015 with a buy out option that will keep him at the club until June 2018 in a contract whose terms have been already set.

"I am grateful for the confidence of the coach and the club's management . It is a great challenge for me. I had a warm welcome and felt very good with the team. I will do everything to be on the pitch and prove to be a success for FC Union," Gomaa told the club's official website.

The 18-year-old winger -- a younger brother to Egypt midfielder Saleh Gomaa now at Nacional de Madeira of Portugal -- made it through to ENPPI's senior squad earlier this season and made his debut in the Egyptian Premier League against Ghazl El-Mahalla on 4 January.

He had a trial period with FC Union for one week earlier this January during their training camp in Spain, where he made an impact, showing his footwork and speed.

"We saw what Abdallah could bring to us during the training camp. Now we need to integrate this young talent into the team and help him develop in this new environment. If we succeed in our next step, Abdallah will be a very important player for us," Commercial and organizational manager Nico Schäfer was quoted as saying on the club's official website.

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