Sunderland to sign Middle East superstar

SUNDERLAND are close to signing Egypt's biggest football star in Ahmed Al-Muhammadi. (The Independent)The 21-year-old right winger - who has been described at the 'Ronaldo' and 'Beckham' of the Middle-East - has already played 25 times for his country.

SUNDERLAND are close to signing Egypt's biggest football star in Ahmed Al-Muhammadi. (The Independent)

The 21-year-old right winger - who has been described at the 'Ronaldo' and 'Beckham' of the Middle-East - has already played 25 times for his country.

“Al-Muhammadi had a successful trial,” said the midfielder's agent Nader Shawki.

The wide player has been at Egyptian side ENPPI since 2006, but has been tracked by a number of Europe's top clubs. An offer from German side Hertha Berlin was turned down in 2007, while the player refused a bid from Romanian outfit Rapid Bucharest the same year.

In October last year Premier League side Blackburn Rovers reportedly took him on a five day trial.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter