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‘We will see’: Arsenal and Villa-linked goalkeeper refuses to rule out bargain £2.5m move

Aston Villa and Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Egyptian goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy this summer, and the goalkeeper has responded to said rumours.

Read Aston Villa claimed in an exclusive earlier this month that the 30-year-old goalkeeper was a target for the newly-promoted side, as well as north Londoners Arsenal for a bargain fee of £2.5million.

Villa need a goalkeeper and have been linked with a whole host of goalkeepers this summer, including Burnley’s Tom Heaton, Stoke City’s Jack Butland and plenty of other stoppers.

Arsenal have lost Petr Cech to Chelsea after the goalkeeper’s retirement, and need a back-up stopper to provide cover and competition to Germany international Bernd Leno. El Shenawy told KingFut that “we will see”.


“I haven’t received any official offer from any European club,” El-Shennawy said. “I am staying at Al Ahly and we will see if the club receives offers for me in the upcoming period.”

TBR’s view – El Shenawy a decent option for Villa and Arsenal

At just £2.5million, El Shenawy is an absolute bargain. The goalkeeper impressed at the African Cup of Nations for his country, keeping three clean sheets in four games.

It seems as though the player is open to moving to a new club, with the player yet to receive any offers. Leaving his future up in the air with “we will see” suggests he would be keen to leave current club Al-Ahly.

Whether he would be first choice at Villa is up for debate, but a move to Arsenal – even as back-up – may be hard to turn down.


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