Reds likely to miss out on Hegazy


Liverpool will not be able to negotiate a deal to sign defender Sayed Abdel Hafiz.

That’s according to Al Ahly boss Sayed Abdel Hafiz, who says that West Bromwich Albion have priority on any permanent deal.

The Egypt international is spending the season on loan at the Hawthorns and has been putting in some impressive performances despite the team struggling.

That has seen him linked with a move to join compatriot Mohamed Salah at Anfield – but Hafiz has ruled out the possibility of the Reds gazumping the Baggies.

“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 is quoted by Goal.

“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.” he finished.

Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk remains Jurgen Klopp’s top target, but Hegazy would be a much cheaper alternative.

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