The Club is pleased to announce the signing of Ahmed Elmohamady on a season-long loan from Premier League side Sunderland.
Born in Basyoun, Egypt, Elmohamady is a pacy winger blessed with bags of pace, a direct style and good aerial ability.
Widely regarded as one of the stars of North African football, he can also play at right back as well as wide on the right-hand side of midfield.
Ahmed began his career as a youngster with Ghazl El-Mehalla, breaking into the first team in 2004 aged just 17.
He moved to ENPPI in 2006, quickly becoming a regular and drawing reported interest from top-flight clubs across Europe.
He had a trial at Sunderland and impressed then-manager Steve Bruce enough to earn a season-long loan deal in summer 2010.
The move was made permanent a year later after Ahmed made 38 appearances for Sunderland in all competitions in 2010/11.
Ahmed scored his first goal for Sunderland with a close-range header in October 2011 and figured 21 times during the 2011/12 campaign under first Bruce and then Martin O’Neill.
Internationally, Ahmed is a regular for his native Egypt and won an African Cup of Nations title in 2008.