Bidvest Wits' Egyptian striker Amr Gamal is set to leave the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side to seek regular game time in Finland.
According to the Red Devils’ head of transfers committee, Adly El-Qeiy, he said they are helping the Pharaohs international to leave Wits.
El-Qeiy has assured that the club is co-operating with the Braamfontein-based player for him to complete his move to Finnish outfit HJK Helsinki.
Gamal, a product of Ahly’s youth team completed a season-long loan move to the reigning PSL champions last year.
However, he has fallen down the pecking order under coach Gavin Hunt after featuring in 13 league games for the Clever Boys, scoring two goals and helping the club lift the Telkom Knockout Cup trophy.
The 26-year-old also had four appearances in the TKO Cup competition and hit the back of the net on three occasions and provided one assist.
"We’re helping Amr Gamal to complete his move to HJK Helsinki,” El-Qeiy said to KingFut.
“He expressed his dissatisfaction to his manager which created a gap between the two and led to his exclusion, that’s why he wants to leave to be able to join the Egyptian national team,” he added.
Despite receiving praise after his arrival, the striker was not registered for this year’s Caf Champions League, thus prompting talks of a possible departure to the Finnish giants.
“Helsinki want to sign Gamal with an option to buy and are willing to pay the needed fees when they decide to permanently sign him,” continued El-Qeiy.
“The competition in Finland starts in March, we don’t have a problem to postpone his return to the club to August,” he concluded.
With the 2018 Fifa World Cup fast approaching, Gamal is not different to players who are looking for regular game time to seal spots in the World Cup final squads.