Stoke City have entered into negotiations with Egyptian giants Al Ahly concerning a potential move for highly regarded 18-year-old midfielder Ramadan Sobhi, making an official offer for the youngster.
The English Premier League club is keen to attract the Egyptian international to the Britannia Stadium, as the Al Ahly player has been touted as a prodigy with a bright future in the game.
Stoke’s English top flight rivals, Arsenal made a bid for Sobhi earlier in 2016, with coach Arsene Wenger recognising his talent, but his Cairo club rejected the approach.
Serie A sides Roma and AC Milan have also displayed their interest in the teenager, but it seems that it is Mark Hughes’ English club that is in pole position to secure the player’s signature, if their offer is accepted.
A TRUE Africa source reveals that Al Ahly would prefer not to lose their prodigious midfielder at this stage, but growing interest from European clubs is making it difficult to keep Sobhi in Egypt.
Having made his debut for the Pharaohs at 17, he has already earned six caps for the senior national team, scoring one goal thus far.