Egyptian outfit Pyramids FC are set to offer Ibrahim Adel a new contract and a pay rise to keep the £4.5 million-rated winger out of the clutches of Scottish Premiership giants Rangers.
Just yesterday, an unnamed source speaking on behalf of the Egyptian Premier League runners-up confirmed reports suggesting that Rangers had held talks to bring Ibrahim Adel to Ibrox before the transfer window closed on September 1st.
“Rangers entered into negotiations to sign the player,” the source told Laila Kora. “But (the talks) stopped due to the failure to reach an agreement with the club regarding the financial considerations.”
And with Mick Beale confirming his desire to bring in another winger in the Ryan Kent mould, Pyramids FC are leaving nothing to chance in case Rangers come calling again in the New Year (Daily Record).
Rangers could try again for Ibrahim Adel
Adel, who like Kent tends to cut inside from the left onto his favoured right foot, will be offered a new and improved contract at the 30 June Stadium. One that will see his weekly wage rise substantially.
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Egyptian publication Arham adds that Adel had previously been valued at around £3 million. It is believed that Pyramids FC will now ask for up to £4.5 million for a man who was recently named the Player of the Tournament at the 2023 U23 African Cup of Nations.
“Ibrahim Adel is a huge talent for us and for Egyptian football,” says Pyramids FC director of football Mahmoud Fathallah, via King Fut.
Adel could be Beale’s new Ryan Kent
According to TEAMtalk, there is also interest from the likes of Chelsea, Newcastle, Burnley, Brighton, Aston Villa and more. Mo Salah has reportedly encouraged Liverpool to take a close look at his 23-year-old compatriot too.
Rangers, then, will be hoping that they do not rue their inability to get a deal done before the September deadline, as competition for one of the most exciting attackers in African football increases.