Ahly coach tells Mourinho to keep an eye on Ramadan Sobhi

Published July 27th, 2016 - 04:14 GMT
Ramadan Sobhi
Ramadan Sobhi

Ahly coach Martin Jol believes that Egypt winger Ramadan Sobhi, who recently joined English Premier League side Stoke City, will join a top flight team like Manchester United in near future.

"I sent a message to Jose Mourinho, who is in touch with me, asking him to keep an eye on Ramadan with Stoke City as he is a brilliant player and he can play at Manchester United after that," Jol told reporters during the team's training in Morocco ahead of their forthcoming game against Wydad in the CAF Champions League.

Stoke City has officially announced the arrival of the former Ahly winger Ramadan Sobhi after being granted a work permit. Sobhi's transfer fee could rise to 6 million euro.

"I tried to keep Sobhi in the team's squad but he insists on the English Premier League chance," the Dutch coach added. "I hope he will succeed in England and I will always support him there,"

Jol added that he is confident that "Ramadan can play in top flight English Premier League teams."

One of the best players in the Egyptian League last season, Sobhi was a standout performer as Ahly wrestled the league title from arch-rivals Zamalek, thanks in part to his mesmerising skills that enabled him to score five league goals and help create eight others, rescuing his team from many near-defeats single-handedly.

Since his departure, the Red Devils have produced lacklustre performances and are on the brink of elimination from the African Champions League.

Ahly are currently in Morocco and will face Wydad in the fourth round of the CAF Champions League group stage. The two sides drew 1-1 in Alexandria on 17 July in the third round of the tournament.

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