Ismaily approve Ahmed Hegazi’s €1.5 million move to Fiorentina

Ismaily have agreed to allow Egyptian Olympic team defender Ahmed Hegazi to complete a €1.5 million transfer to Italian Serie A side Fiorentina

After a long period of negotiations, Ismaily have decided to agree to Fiorentina’s €1.5 million offer for 21-year-old defender Ahmed Hegazi.

In a statement posted on their official website, ‘El Daraweesh’ said that they expected to receive half the sum as soon as the deal was signed and the rest of it in early July. The decision was made during today’s board meeting headed by team chairman Raafat Abdel-Azim.

Ismaily’s statement also noted that they were expecting ‘Viola’ representatives to visit the club in the coming weeks in order to sign documents officialising the transfer agreement.

According to’s Egyptian edition, Hegazi has represented the Pharaohs at youth level in two World Cups and is a pillar of the Egyptian U23 team that will participate at the 2012 Olympics in London.