Xenia Sports – cairo
Egyptian Al-Ahly club wants to sign the Syrian striker Omar Al-Somah, the striker of the Saudi Al-Ahly Jeddah team, who is close to leaving his club’s ranks during the upcoming winter transfer period.
Al-Ahly Egypt is seeking to contract with Omar Al-Somah, to use his services in the Club World Cup, which will be held next February in Doha.
Al-Ahly’s technical staff, led by Pitso Musimane, wants to include a strong striker during the winter Mercato, in light of the modesty of the Cairo team’s attackers.
The large financial salary that Al Somah gets is a big crisis in order to sign him and join the ranks of Al-Ahly, but the club management has allocated $ 1.5 million as a maximum salary for the new striker, in addition to some additional benefits, in addition to the team’s participation in the World Cup clubs, which may tempt an attacker Syria national team to join the African Champions League champion.
And some mediators had contacted the management of the Egyptian Al-Ahly Club and offered Mahmoud Al-Khatib, the club’s president, and Sayed Abdel Hafeez, director of football, the idea of contracting with Al-Somah, the 30-year-old, especially with his prior welcome to move to the team, according to his statements in some media.
The idea was well-received by officials of the Cairo club, who want to include a strong striker, and a conversation was opened with some close to the player to explore his position, especially as he received several offers, whether inside Saudi Arabia or from some Gulf teams from Qatar and the Emirates.
Al-Somah is considered one of the most prominent stars of the Saudi Al-Ahly Club since joining its ranks in the summer of 2014 from Al-Qadisiyah, Kuwait.
The Syrian star played more than 190 games with the Al-Ahly Jeddah jersey over 6 years, and he managed to score 169 goals.
Omar Al-Somah played 138 matches with Ahly Jeddah, during which he scored 126 goals at a rate of 0.91 goals per match, and in the AFC Champions League, he participated in 27 matches and scored 18 goals at a rate of 0.66 goals per match, and crowned the top scorer for the competition 3 times in a row in 2015, 2016 and 2017.