Ahmed Hegazi has spoken out about his future at West Brom amid speculation linking him with a move away from The Hawthorns this summer.
Kevin Phillips has previously told West Brom News that he can see Hegazi, 29, exiting the Black Country club amid interest from Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad.
Sky Sports reported in the winter that Al-Ittihad had a bid rejected by the Baggies for Hegazi while the Saudi club’s spokesperson Ahmed Sadek Diab has recently confirmed they are still interested in the Egypt international [King Fut].
Hegazi had been a mainstay of the Albion defence in his first two seasons at The Hawthorns but lost his place under Slaven Bilic due to undergoing surgery last summer and Kyle Bartley’s impressive form in his absence.
However, Hegazi has not indicated that there is anything in motion for him to leave West Brom this summer, suggesting that he may want to see out his contract at the club.
“My departure from West Brom has not been discussed at all with the club’s management and therefore, I have nothing to say regarding this matter.”
Hegazi played just 16 times in the Championship for Bilic and in those appearances, his performances were very inconsistent.
In the final weeks of the season, after the restart, Hegazi six of the nine remaining games.
He was brilliant against the likes of Fulham but was then woeful in his next outing against Huddersfield. And then you have the Hull game where he scored and was also sent off.
Can we trust Hegazi in the Premier League?
He wasn’t the worst of players when Albion were relegated two years ago but if Bilic can bring in an upgrade, we would be all for it because this defence isn’t putting much confidence into the fans.
In other West Brom news, Albion are set to bid £7.2million for this international attacker.