Following his move to West Bromwich Albion on Monday, Ali Gabr has called the English Premier League ‘the best in the World’.
The 29-year-old joined the Baggies on loan till the end of the 2017-18 season from Zamalek, with an option to make the deal permanent.
And the defender is excited with the opportunity afforded him to play in the English top-flight and vowed to help the club avoid relegation.
"Of course this is a great opportunity to come to the Premier League - the best league in the world," Gabr told club website.
"It's something I couldn't say 'no' to. I'm very happy and excited to be here. I'm really looking forward to getting started with the players and the team.
"I'm here to help the team and to do my job. Whatever the team's targets are, I'm going to help them achieve it."
The former Al Ittihad player will be linking up with compatriot and long-time friend Ahmed Hegazi.
"I spoke to Ahmed a lot before I came over. We were in constant contact," Ali continued.
“We've known each other for a long time and have played with each other for a long time - even when we were much younger.
“I feel very comfortable playing alongside him because of our experience together with the national team."