Mohamed joins Galatasaray, on loan


As reported by FARPost last week, Mostafa Mohamed has joined Galatasaray on an initial loan deal.

The 23-year-old forward has been a subject of talks between the two clubs over the past few weeks, but now an agreement has finally been reached and the striker is joining the Turkish giants from Zamalek.

Mohamed will join the Super Lig side on an initial 18 months loan that will will see him stay in Istanbul until June 2022.

Galatasaray will have an option to buy the striker should he impress at the end of his loan next year. The Turkish side will be pleased to have finally acquired the services of the Egyptian who they have been chasing for over a year.

Mohamed joins a growing list of African players at the Turkish club with the likes of Sofiane Feghouli, Oghenekaro Etebo, Henry Onyekuru and Younes Belhanda.

The club released a statement confirming the move and wishing the player well in his journey.

“The committee in charge of managing the Zamalek club, headed by General Counsellor Imad Abdel Aziz Helmy, agreed to loan the player Mustafa Mohamed, the striker of the first football team of the club, to the Turkish Galatasaray team for a period of one and a half years, starting from today January 28 until the end of June 2022.

“This came in response to the player’s desire to become professional and the club’s management was keen not to stand in front of his ambitions to realize the dream of European professionalism.

“The contract includes Zamalek club obtaining $2 million, to be paid in cash, and in the event that the club wants to buy the player’s card permanently and the Zamalek club agrees to that, the Turkish club pays $4 million in cash, provided that this item is activated no later than December 31, 2021.

“The club in charge of managing the club expressed its wishes that the player would be the best ambassador for Zamalek club and Egyptian football in European stadiums.”

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