Liverpool have failed to sign one of their targets once again, since they are not allowed to negotiate with Ahmed Hegazy
It’s not the first time the Reds have been rejected by the club of their targeted player, since Jurgen Klopp’s side have also failed to sign Virgil van Dijk. This time it’s Egypt international Ahmed Hegazy who won’t join Liverpool in the near future.
The 26-year-old defender is on loan at West Brom and Al Ahly boss Sayed Abdel Hafiz said Alan Pardew’s men will have priority over Liverpool when it comes to securing the signature of the Egyptian for the long-term.
Bad news for the Reds, as they could really use some help in their defense, as they are getting criticised over their ability to defend, especially Dejan Lovren. Their fans had been confident of signing Southampton man Virgil van Dijk during the summer, but as it turns out, de Dutch defender is untouchable.
And, having failed in their pursuit of the Netherlands international, Liverpool have been linked with number of new targets – one of which being on-loan Egyptian stopper Hegazy, GOAL reports.
Despite their interest in the 26-year-old defender, West Brom have the first option to sign him over any other club, according to Al Ahly head coach Hafiz.
“West Bromwich Albion have the priority to acquire the services of Hegazi on a permanent basis. If they want to buy him they have to pay $5 million,” Hafiz told reporters.
“Liverpool do not have the right to bid higher than West Brom because the player is on loan with the Baggies and they do not need to enter new negotiations,” he added.
Hegazy has been a key player for West Brom this season, as the Egyptian has featured in all of their 15 Premier League fixtures, where he managed to score one goal.