Saturday 04 September 2021
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During 10 years, Zamalek aimed to sign Abdullah Al-Saeed from three different clubs, the latest of which is Pyramids, with whom he is engaged in negotiations, with whom the league champion hopes to succeed in his third attempt to include the playmaker after failing twice previously to bring him from Ismaili and then Al-Ahly.
Zamalek competed with Al-Ahly in 2011 to contract with Al-Saeed from Al-Ismaili and made a higher offer to the Dervish, but the player preferred to move to Al-Ahmar and then tried in 2018 to contract and signed with him already, but the playmaker extended his contract with the traditional competitor before loaning it to the Finnish club Kopps and then selling it to Al-Ahly Jeddah.
If the deal is completed, Abdullah Al-Saeed (36 years) will become the second oldest player in Zamalek’s history after Essam El-Hadary, who played a season in the white shirt in the 2010-2011 season, at the age of (37 years), to surpass Pyramids playmaker Mohamed Abdel Shafi and Ayman Hefny, who They were joined by Zamalek when they were 35 years old.
Why Abdullah Al-Saeed?
Despite crowning Zamalek in the Premier League, the white team came in second place as the strongest attack, 11 goals ahead of Al-Ahly, who finished second. In the competition, which means that the holder of the league title is required to support the front lines, especially in light of the departure of Ferjani Sassi and the mixed performance of Youssef Obama.
Despite Al-Saeed’s advanced age, the playmaker is superior to all his peers in the league, including Youssef Obama, who occupies his role in Zamalek, and is only surpassed by Mohamed Magdy “Qafsha”, the Al-Ahly star, who lost his primary position in the Egyptian team and filled the void he left since his departure About the Red Club.
And during the two and a half years since his return in January 2019 to the league through the Pyramids portal, the 2018-2019 season, until the last season, Abdullah Al-Saad played with the Blue Club 94 games, scored 34 goals and made 24, which is almost what Obama provided throughout his history with Zamalek during 167 games, where he scored 35fu and made 22 To be the first to excel in the goal industry, starting from the age of 34, taking into account his industry in the number of games 73 games less than the white playmaker.
The style of Al-Saeed, who is closest to the playmaker, differs from Obama, who is closer to the second striker. The first uses his intelligence in distributing effort and economy in running, using his skills in perfect passing, controlling the ball, passing, new positioning and setting steady kicks, which helped him to appear well even after he crossed his 36th year by about two months.
Abdullah translated his intelligence digitally with Pyramids, where his percentage of goals scored by 0.36 goals per game, compared to 0.29 with Al-Ahly, and also his industry rate of goals increased with Pyramids, where his industry rate of 0.25 goals per game compared to 0.23 in Al-Ahly.
By comparing last season between Al-Saeed and Obama, the 26-year-old playmaker of Zamalek played 37 games, in which he scored 13 goals and made 4, while Abdullah Al-Saeed, who is ten years older than him, played 35 games, in which he scored 9 goals and made 7.
Abdullah Al-Saeed came as the second player in the league with 7 goals, and was only surpassed digitally in his position by Muhammad Majdi Qafsha, who made 8 goals, while the industry topped Al-Ahly’s left back Ali Maaloul with 12 goals.
Al-Saeed’s presence in the center of the play industry in Zamalek and his skills would add to the white team and highlight the speeds and movements of its players in the offensive part, led by Ahmed Sayed “Zizou” and the new deal, Omar Kamal Abdel Wahed, in the matches in which Carteron can resort to defensive reservation in Africa Outside the ground, for example, in addition to the pyramids playmaker, will undoubtedly help Ashraf Bin Sharqi and Seif Jaziri, who have smart moves in the offensive part.
The last advantage that Al-Saeed possesses, which is based on his extensive experience in the local championship, is the speed of adaptation, as he is of the type that does not need time to enter the atmosphere. His intelligence, style, and coach Patrice Carteron’s knowledge of his abilities are all reasons that serve him and increase his success rates with the White Club.