There’s news today in talkSPORT that Newcastle are interested in Egyptian star Shikabala.
Shikabala – already in black and white stripes
The 25 year-old currently plays for Zamalek in the Egyptian Premier League, and he’s an Egyptian International.
Shikabala – full name – Mahmoud Abdel Razek Fadlallah – stands 6′ tall and was born in Aswan, Egypt, and can play as a winger, or an attacking midfielder .
He has been at Zamalek since 2006, and has played for them 78 times with 53 goals, and he’s played for Egypt 11 times with one goal.
Blackburn are also said to be interested in the player, and the news is that he will be available for a cut price deal with just 6 months remaining on his contract at the Egyptian club.
It seems that Birmingham were close to agreeing a deal for the player, before they were relegated, but Newcastle and Blackburn are now said to be the two clubs trying to sign the Egyptian International.
We have never seen this player play, so it’s hard to know whether he would be good enough for Newcastle.
But it’s a huge step up from the Egyptian Premier League to the English Premier League, and it would seem he would be a risk for Newcastle.
What do you think?