Monday Aug 08, 2022. 10:41
Al Nassr have moved to clear up the confusion surrounding Mohamed Abou-Gabal’s failed transfer to the Saudi Pro League club.
The Knights of Najd had agreed a deal with the Egypt international, who is commonly known as Gabaski, after his contract with Zamalek had run its course.
However, Gabaski threatened to file a complaint against the Saudi Arabian outfit after his move fell through, with reports claiming they tried to scupper the deal in order to sign David Ospina.
But Al Nassr have issued a statement to clarify the situation, revealing that the 33-year-old goalkeeper is still tied to the White Knights, which would constitute a legal violation.
“Both parties agreed on a contract starting from August 1st, based on the information provided by the player and his agent that his contract with Zamalek ended on July 1st, 2022,” the statement from the club read.
“The information received by the club meant that the player cannot join us on a free transfer on the aforementioned date and that he will remain bound to a contract with Zamalek club until August 30th, 2022.
“The player and his agent were contacted and they were asked to provide evidence that the player is available on a free transfer and is not bound to any other contract on that date but no proof was sent, and insisted that the information they provided was correct.
“After giving the player and his agent sufficient time to amend his legal status, Al Nassr notified the player that what had been agreed upon is void and has no legal effect.
“Al Nassr Football Club cannot be tied to a contract with any player that results in a serious legal violation.”