Liverpool, Leicester City weighing up move for Ahmed Hegazi – Report

Premier League sides Liverpool and Leicester City are monitoring Egypt international defender Ahmed Hegazi, according to ESPN.

The centre back is currently on loan at West Bromwich Albion from Al Ahly, with the English side having the option to make the deal permanent for €4 million.

Hegazi has made 14 appearances for the Baggies this season, producing a number of Man of the Match performances and scoring a winner in his Premier League debut.

His performances caught the eyes of Premier League giants Liverpool, who are planning to bolster their defensive options after conceding 18 goals in only 13 league appearances.

ESPN reports that the Reds are weighing up a move for the Egyptian after they monitored him, however West Brom can sign Hegazi on a permanent basis due to an option in his contract.

The report also claims that 2016 Premier League Champions Leicester City are interested in signing Hegazi, as their head of recruitment Eduardo Macia worked with him at Fiorentina, where he was technical director.

Hegazi joined Fiorentina from Ismaily in the summer of 2012 spending three years in Italy, including a loan stint at Serie B outfits Perugia before mutually terminating his contract to join Africa’s biggest club Al Ahly.

The former Ismaily man was labeled as the ‘Nesta of the Pyramids’ after his breakthrough prior to the 2012 London Summer Olympics where he was a regular fixture for the national team.

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