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Liverpool and Leicester considering transfer move for West Brom’s on-loan defender Ahmed Hegazi

Baggies have agreed to buy Egypt ace for £5million at the end of the season but face competition from Premier League rivals

Liverpool and Leicester are eyeing a move for West Brom defender Ahmed Hegazi, according to reports.

The Egypt international, 26, is on loan at the Hawthorns from Al Ahly.

Liverpool and Leicester are reportedly monitoring Ahmed Hegazi

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Liverpool and Leicester are reportedly monitoring Ahmed Hegazi

And the Baggies have agreed to buy him for £5million when their loan deal expires at the end of the season.


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But sources have reportedly told ESPN that the club now faces competition from two of their Premier League rivals.

Liverpool have shipped the most league goals (18) out of the top seven and will be desperate to fix their leaky back line.

The Reds have reportedly asked about Hegazi, who has impressed in his debut Premier League season and is a much cheaper alternative to £60m-rated Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk.

While Leicester are also reportedly in the market for a defender having conceded one more league goal than scored this term (20) and kept just three clean sheets.

The report claims Leicester are tracking Hegazi, with head of recruitment Eduardo Macia having worked with him at Fiorentina, where he was technical director.

The Foxes signed England ace Harry Maguire from Hull for £17m in the summer but Claude Puel may want to add to his options.

Former West Brom boss Tony Pulis left the Baggies in good stead by managing to agree a deal for Hegazi.

He said: “He’s a good addition. He’s got good pedigree and played for some good clubs.

“If he does well, we’ve already agreed a final deal. It’s really, really good for us.”

Ahmed Hegazi closes down Newcastle star Ayoze Perez in 2-2 draw on Tuesday

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Ahmed Hegazi closes down Newcastle star Ayoze Perez in 2-2 draw on Tuesday

Ahmed Hegazi scored the winner on his West Brom debut against Bournemouth

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Ahmed Hegazi scored the winner on his West Brom debut against Bournemouth

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