Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters

Ahmed Hegazi can be taking the pitch at The Hawthorns.

On Monday, West Bromwich Albion accomplished a deal for Hegazi. The Egyptian centre-again jetted from Cairo to Hong Kong, the place the Baggies are enjoying on the Premier League Asia Trophy, after agreeing to hitch the membership on a yr-lengthy mortgage from Al Ahly SC. The deal additionally consists of an choice to set off a everlasting switch.

“We’re delighted so as to add Ahmed to the squad,” John Williams, West Brom’s chairman, stated. “He caught our eye on the African championships and we have been monitoring him ever since.”

Hegazi, who stands at six ft and 5 inches, was on the coronary heart of Egypt‘s run to the Africa Cup of Nations remaining, the place the Pharaohs fell 2-1 to Cameroon as Vincent Aboubakar tallied a objective within the 88th minute. The defender transformed a penalty kick within the semi-finals, serving to his nationwide group overcome Burkina Faso in a shootout.

On the membership degree, Hegazi performed his half as Al Ahly completed second in Group D and reached the quarter-finals of the CAF Champions League.

Albion wants worldwide clearance for Hegazi to play on the Premier League Asia Trophy. West Brom will tackle Leicester Metropolis on Wednesday.