Sunday Sep 26, 2021. 13:00
Egyptian Premier League champions Zamalek have revealed that they are open to the option of bringing striker Mostafa Mohamed back to Cairo if Turkish giants Galatasaray decide against permanently signing the player.
The 23-year-old has been on loan in Istanbul since February 2021 and while he initially made a strong impact in the second half of the 2020-21 season, he has struggled to replicate his form thus far in 2021-22.
In fact, Gala manager Fatih Terim is not keen on retaining the Egyptian attacker in the squad, as per a report from Fanatik.
This means that Galatasaray will likely not exercise an option to pay $4m and purchase Mohamed’s services on a permanent basis come June 2022.
Yet the Pharaohs player will have a soft place to land if this is indeed the case, with Zamalek vice president Mohamed El Etreby revealing that the White Knights are ready to take the player back.
“Zamalek won the Egyptian League title without Mostafa Mohamed and Ferjani Sassi, who were the most prominent elements of the team,” El-Etreby told OnTime Sport TV, as quoted by KingFut.
“Mostafa Mohamed’s problem is that if Galatasaray don’t activate [the] buy option before December 31, the player will return to Zamalek at the end of the season.
“The contract stipulates that if Galatasaray want to buy the player, they must activate the buy option before the end of December, and send the dues by the end of the 2021-2022 season.”