Thank you for reading the news about Saint-Etienne President surprised for failed Mostafa Mohamed move and now with the details
Dubai - Yasmine El Tohamy - Saint Etienne chairman Bernard Caïazzo has expressed his surprise over the failure of signing Egypt striker Mostafa Mohamed from Zamalek in the January transfer window.
Turkish giants Galatasaray land managed to land Mostafa Mohamed on a one-and-a-half-year loan deal for a fee of $2M.
READ: Egypt legend compares Mostafa Mohamed to Didier Drogba
They have the option to make the deal permanent for an extra $4M until December 31, 2021; however, it’s subject to Zamalek’s approval.
The 23-year-old striker made his debut with the Turkish powerhouse in their league game against Istanbul Basaksehir. He came on as a substitute and managed to score a penalty in his side’s 3-0 victory.
Before his Galatasaray move was sealed, Mohamed was very close to signing for Ligue 1 outfit Saint-Etienne, but the differences between offer and demand stalled the deal.
“Everyone is suffering from a financial crisis at the moment, how did Zamalek accept $2M offer when we made a $5M one? And let’s be honest, Galatasaray doesn’t pay quickly and flexibly,” Caïazzo said.
“To negotiate personal terms with Mostafa Mohamed, they had to sell a player, and they want to sell another, the Algerian Sofiane Feghouli.
READ: I’m still hungry for more, says Mostafa Mohamed
“Mohamed is a great player. If he had stayed at Zamalek until the end of the season then all clubs would have rushed to buy him.
“Everyone will watch him during the Olympic Games, that’s why we insisted on bringing him in the winter transfer window, he wanted to join Saint-Etienne.”
Mohamed’s performances left an excellent impression on the Ligue 1 side’s president that he now will advise his club directors to keep an eye on more talents in Egyptian football.
“Egypt is full of good players; it is the best country in North Africa and Africa as a whole. I would like us to supervise the Egyptian players, but it’s not my job,” Caïazzo added.
“Maybe I will instruct our scouts to follow the players in Egypt. Egypt is a great country,” he stated.
READ: Galatasaray manager reveals one of Mostafa Mohamed’s best qualities
These were the details of the news Saint-Etienne President surprised for failed Mostafa Mohamed move for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.
It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at King Fut and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.