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Rams eye Spurs Egyptian midfielder

Rams eye Spurs Egyptian midfielder

Rams eye Spurs Egyptian midfielder

Emanuel Villa looks like being Paul Jewell`s first signing for the Rams, the Argentinean striker will complete a £2 million move to Pride Park this week and Jewell is also keen on bringing the controversial Egyptian midfielder Hossam Ghaly to the club from Tottenham Hotspur.

The 26-year-old who has not figured for Spurs this term, but was a regular at White Hart Lane last season. But his future was left in doubt after he pulled off his shirt and threw it to the ground after being substituted during a match against Blackburn in May. The Egyptian international apologised to his team mates at the time but has not played for Tottenham since.

He was in the news again later in the season when a £3m move to Birmingham City fell through when Ghaly had objections to their training methods, and Birmingham announced they would not be completing the deal.

A stumbling block to the move could be Ghaly`s participation in the African Cup of Nations later this month with Egypt, meaning the midfielder would be away for a month of football. He certainly comes with some baggage but is a quality player.

He has been capped 21 times by Egypt, and has been training with his old club Al Ahly to maintain his fitness ahead of African Cup of Nations.

Another player Jewell is keen on is Blackburn Rovers midfielder Robbie Savage, but he has plenty of opposition with Sunderland favourites to sign him.

Black Cats boss Roy Keane hopes to sign the 33-year-old Welsh international and it`s understood that Sunderland have offered £1m for the midfielder but Rovers are holding out for £2m.

'There has been some contact between our chairman John Williams and Sunderland about Robbie,' said Mark Hughes.

'But my understanding is that their offer is way below the value we place on Robbie. A number of clubs are keen on his services but only if they meet our valuation."

Writer:Peter Simcox
Date:Wednesday January 2 2008
Time: 11:53AM

Comments

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A gutsy player with some ability, but my advice to Paul Jewell would be don't touch Ghaly with a barge pole!
ParkLane67
02/01/2008 12:12:00
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Ghaly has a BAD attitude.
shelf16
02/01/2008 12:29:00
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We'll have to borrow Carlos Tevez’s dummy if we sign Ghaly!!!!
Chaddo
02/01/2008 12:43:00
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Please sign Ghaly and give us whatever you want for him...I just want him off our books so were no longer paying his wages!!
matt..shelfsidespurs
02/01/2008 16:03:00
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there could be trouble ahead if you sign this one
mick66owl
02/01/2008 16:50:00
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Sign him in time for the match at Fratton, he might find his teeth!
paultsmouth
02/01/2008 22:35:00
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This could be one of many players Jewell will be looking at!!
will it ever happen
03/01/2008 18:30:00
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i am a spursfan and i like GHaly he's a real talent . sign him in a loan and see what he can do.. he was a sub and jol replaced him after 30 minutes so i think it's hard for anybody to control himself in a situation like this .. which ghaly couldn't. even we nned him but our pride won't let us
dad2david
04/01/2008 02:51:00
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