Zaki admits PL transfer is ‘goal’ for Palace linked Mohamed
Former Premier League star Amr Zaki has admitted that current Egyptian star Mostafa Mohamed sees the top English league as his “target” in the near future, according to Turkish outlet Sabah.
Zaki shared the topics of a discussion he had with the ace about a week ago in which the former Latics ace believed Mohamed should move to the Premier League within two seasons.
It was this comment that led Mohamed, who is looking to Galatasaray for a loaner of the Zamalek home outfit, to admit that he shared the same “goal”.
Haber Turk reports that Crystal Palace are one of the top teams interested in the 23-year-old. The Eagles claimed they actually explored the ace in the Super Lig duel against Alanyaspor.
Mohamed came to the Turkish power plants in January with an 18-month loan. Ironically, the match in which Palace watched the ace was the only one he hasn’t scored since joining Galatasaray.
The 6ft1 ace has scored six goals in six games for Galatasaray and has won all but one of the games he has played so far.
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This is what Zaki had to say to Mohamed:
“I spoke to Mostafa Mohamed 6 days ago. I congratulated him. I assured him of that Galatasaray is a very big club. “
“I told him he had to go to the Premier League in two seasons. He also stated that his destination was England. “
“He’s a great player and now number 1 on the Egyptian national team. Fatih Terim (Galatasaray manager) showed his confidence in him by giving him a penalty in his first game. “
“He’s at a great club right now and Mustafa will definitely make incredible progress in his career.”
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Haber Turk adds that Galatasaray can make the deal permanent for around 3.3 million euros. While Sabah reports that an agreement has already been reached, Muhammad’s release clause is set to be set at 25 million euros.
Mohamed has played four games for Egypt so far. The ace’s glowing start to Turkey is sure to lead to a bigger role for the striker at international level.
Roy Hodgson’s squad may need extra firepower for the next season. So far this season it has been very lackluster.
The Eagles are currently calling for Christian Benteke and Jordan Ayew as center strikers, as well as one loan player in Michy Batshuayi until the end of the season and one in Jean-Philippe Mateta until 2022.