CONFIRMED: Stoke City complete deal to sign Ramadan Sobhi from Al Ahly

25 Jul

Stoke have completed the signing of Eyptian winger Ramadan Sobhi from Al Ahly, the Premier League club have announced.


The Potters have agreed a fee, which could rise to £5million, for the 19-year-old, who has been capped six times by his country.

Winger Ramadan becomes Mark Hughes’ first signing of the summer with Stoke having also tabled a £17million bid, rising to £20million with add-ons, for West Brom’s Saido Berahino. 

Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes told the club’s official site: “We are absolutely delighted to have signed a player of Ramadan’s undoubted quality and potential.

“He’s a special young talent who is excited about the prospect of making an impact in the Premier League and we’re looking forward to giving him that platform.”

Sobhi has been granted a work permit and is expected to receive his UK visa in the next 48 hours. He should then join his new team-mates in Orlando later this week where they are in pre-season training.

He is a graduate of the Al Ahly youth system and made his professional debut as a 16-year-old, earning his first international cap a year later.

He helped Al Ahly win the Egyptian League title last season under former Tottenham and Fulham manager Martin Jol.

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