West Brom are unlikely to sell Ahmed Hegazi this summer, according to the Express and Star journalist Joseph Masi.
West Brom News pundit Kevin Phillips even went as far as to suggest that the 29-year-old could leave The Hawthorns before the end of the transfer window.
But Masi has claimed that he is much more likely to stay where he is in the coming weeks.
Speaking on the Baggies Broadcast, he said: “I’ve spoken to people close to Hegazi and they say he is going nowhere.
“Whether that’s changed since I spoke to them, I don’t know, but I don’t think Albion are going to sell Hegazi.”
This is an interesting one.
On the one hand, if Slaven Bilic wants Hegazi to stay, and if he is doing just that, then it can only be a good thing.
On the other, the Egypt international isn’t exactly pulling up trees right now.
He didn’t get on the field in the 3-0 defeat to Leicester City at the weekend, despite the Baggies playing a three at the back.
Albion then completed the signing of Branislav Ivanovic on Tuesday afternoon, and you would imagine that will push Hegazi further down the pecking order.
With funds tight and more acquisitions still needed, there is surely still chance that he could be offloaded to make room for more pressing additions.
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