Friday Jun 11, 2021. 12:00
Former Egypt captain Mohamed Elmohamady says he wants to continue playing in the English Premier League amidst reported interest from Al Ahly.
The 33-year-old right-back-cum-winger recently parted ways with Premier League side Aston Villa and he will become a free agent upon the expiration of his contract on 1 July 2021.
Elmohamady has been linked with Egypt’s biggest football club, Al Ahly and he has now admitted that he is a fan of the Red Devils.
“My contract with Aston Villa ended. I played four successful seasons with the team and I am completely satisfied with the period I spent with them,” Elmohamady told King Fut.
“In my beginnings, I spoke and revealed that I support Al Ahly, so when some news appears indicating my return to Egypt, my name was linked with Al Ahly again.”
Elmohamady scored four goals in 127 matches across all competitions for Villa and he has revealed that the club would welcome him back as a member of the technical staff after he retires.
“Al Ahly is a big club with great fans, and their name is well known in the world of football,” he added.
“My ambition is to retire in England and I will take my time to think about the future after the end of my career with Aston Villa to choose the best for me and my family.
“I have several offers and will continue my career in the Premier League. Aston Villa also spoke to me to be part of the coaching and technical staff after my retirement from football.”
Elmohamady has been playing in England since 2010 having turned out for Sunderland, Hull City and Villa.
He has played 111 international matches for Egypt and scored three goals.