Egyptian striker Amr Gamal to dump Bidvest Wits for Finnish champions HJK Helsinki

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The forward helped the Clever Boys win the 2017 Telkom Knockout Cup - scoring three goals in the tournament

Egypt international Amr Gamal is expected to leave reigning Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions Bidvest Wits before the end of the current season.

The striker has fallen out of favour at the Clever Boys since the arrival of Lehlohonolo Majoro from Cape Town City during the recent mid-season transfer window.

Gamal has made only two substitute appearances in the PSL this year. He has hit the back of the net twice in 13 league matches for the Clever Boys.

However, Finnish club HJK Helsinki are looking to sign Gamal, who is on a season-long loan deal at Wits from Egyptian football powerhouse Al Ahly.

Wits coach Gavin Hunt insisted that the 26-year-old is still part of him plans despite the arrival of strikers Majoro and Thobani Mncwango, who was signed from Polokwane City last month.

Gamal's agent Mohamed Habashi has disclosed that they are waiting for an offer from the current Finnish champions Helsinki. 

Habashi stated that the Qena-born forward will not stay at the Clever Boys beyond this season.

“A formal offer will arrive from the Finnish club [HJK Helsinki] to Al Ahly in the next 24 hours,” Habashi told KingFut.

According to Habashe, the Clever Boys are ready to release Gamal from his loan deal with the Finnish transfer window set to close on the 10th of April 2018.

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“Helsinki will ask to sign Amr Gamal on loan with an option to buy him permanently. Bidvest have no problem with letting Gamal leave," he concluded.

Gamal was linked with Wits' PSL rivals Mamelodi Sundowns after Hunt revealed that the club cannot afford to keep the striker beyond the current season due to his hefty price tag.

The Clever Boys reportedly paid around R3m (£225 000) loan fee for Gamal and they have an option to buy the forward at the end of the current campaign.

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