West Brom loanee Ahmed Hegazi’s parent club Al Ahly have said that the Baggies will get first refusal on the player following the season-long loan.

This comes after Liverpool and Leicester City both emerged as destinations for the Egypt international.

Al Ahly’s director of football, Sayed Abdel-Hafiz, has told reporters that the option is there for the Midlands club to permanently land Hegazi.

Albion paid £875,000 in order to bring the central defender to the Hawthorns in the first place on a loan deal.

There is a buyout option in the clause worth £4.3 million, which can be activated from the 30th June and onwards.

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Speaking about the player’s future, as quoted by the Express and Star, the director of football said how he sees things.

Liverpool haven’t approached us until now to sign Hegazi, but West Bromwich have the advantage by activating the option-to-buy clause inserted in his contract.

We don’t want to engage in new negotiations about the fee of the player but West Bromwich have the option to buy his permanent services by paying approximately five million Euros.

Hegazi has been really impressive for the Baggies and this is an option they are likely to explore when the chance comes.

The Egyptian has made 15 Premier League starts so far this season.

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