Al Ahly Transfers: Walid Azarou transfer to Al Ahly in August and Ramadan Sobhi’s future still unclear amid move to Europe

Al Ahly are in mixed situation ahead of the summer transfer window. While they could still sign suspended Walid Azarou from Al-Ettifaq this summer, they potentially face the loss of Ramadan Sobhi’s signature to European clubs, according to latest reports.

The African giants secured Sobhi’s signature temporally from English Championship side Huddersfield Town in 2018 while making over 20 Egyptian Premier League appearances since his arrival in country.

Having helped Ahly lift this season’s Premier League title from Zamalek and Arab Contractor- though the competition is not yet concluded, together with leading Egypt’s U-23 side to book a place in football for next Olympic games in Tokyo, Sobhi’s loan deal expire at the end of Egyptian Premier League which restarts from the coronavirus pandemic in August.

Ahly are reportedly want to avoid a situation where they will lose the 23-year old if not to its competitors, not to any club, and have engaged Sobhi and Huddersfield to reach a new deal.

But Ahly’s transfer director Amir Tawfik latest report sounds potential bitter ramifications for the Reds after failing to confirm a new deal for Sobhi in an interview with Al Ahly TV amid loss of their asset to clubs from Europe.

“There’s many new details regarding Ramadan Sobhi’s future, we’re in constant contact with him, but we can’t disclose any information publicly.”

“Regardless of the names of our targets, we’ve been planning our summer transfer window since April but we also don’t discuss this publicly.”

Sobhi has been tracked by a host of clubs from Europe due to his mouthwatering displays in Ahly colours. Those clubs who looked so committed in race for the Egyptian’s signature are Udinese, Olympiacos, Besiktas and Championship side Luton Town.

Bolstering Ahly’s chances, not leaving out the chances of all other competitors in Sobhi’s transfer is that Huddersfield are ready to sell permanently this summer but not less than €7million.

It is understood that Olympiacos and Besiktas have enquired about Sobhi which could affect Ahly’s odds of landing his this summer due to covid-19 financial impact on African clubs.

In Walid Azarou transfer, Al Ahly can still sign the Moroccan International despite Saudi Arabia FA blacklisting the Al-Ettifaq man for further transfers.

Azaro who left Al Ahly last January to sign a six-month loan deal with Al-Ettifaq has recently refused to extend his stay with the Saudi Arabian giants amid his return to Ahly.

In his return to the Egyptian Premier League, Saudi Arabian FA has blacklisted Azarou blocking his movement to any club in subsequent seasons including that to Ahly.

However, Ahly may have a breakthrough on the Moroccan’s transfer this summer after their transfer director revealing a top secrete about how they can get Azarou signed.

“Azaro didn’t receive all of his financial dues from Al-Ettifaq, while they also still owe Al Ahly $100 000.

“We demanded for them to pay us the remaining amount if they wanted to keep him until the end of the season,” Tawfik told Al Ahly TV.

“Al-Ettifaq informed us that they haven’t reached an agreement with Azaro to keep him until the end of the season. He’s now in Morocco and he’ll join the team once his vacation is over in August.

“Al-Ettifaq promised to send the remaining amount, which has nothing to do with Azaro’s future, we had actually agreed on a loan deal,” he added.

Al Ahly are currently preparing for the resumption of the Egyptian Premier League at the start of August with an opening fixture against ENPPI on 9th.


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