A £5m price tag has been slapped on in-demand North African striker Mostafa Mohamed after Rangers were linked with a move for the Egypt and Zamalek forward.
Rangers were first linked to Mohamed on the day of the Betfred Cup Final [Scottish Sun] with former Egyptian footballer Haytham Farouk reportedly making the link on Egyptian TV.
Highly-rated in the African nation and a star player and top scorer during Egypt’s U23 African Cup of Nation triumph, the Gers will have to stump up if they want the player.
That’s according to Zamalek president Mortada Mansour who has also revealed clubs from Belgium and France have had bids rejected for the 22-year-old.
“We have received two offers from clubs in France and Belgium. Both were rejected. We know there is also interest in him from other clubs in Europe,” said Mansour.
“We have no intention of selling Mostafa unless we get an offer that is impossible to turn down.
“He is an international player who can score goals and is a huge asset for us. We intend to keep him at the club for as long as possible.”
Rangers may well be looking Mostafa as a long term replacement for Colombian forward Alfredo Morelos.
The Gers striker has hit 27 goals for the Glasgow club this season and such an impressive return may well result in interest from down south in the summer window.
Mostafa Mohamed already has two caps for the Egyptian national team and he is regarded as one of the nation’s brightest talents.
According to Transfermarkt, Mohamed has three goals in 10 appearances this season.