Reports are coming in that Ahmed Elmohamady could be a Villa player by the end of the week.
Ahmed Elmohamady is the latest player to leave the #hcafc camp. He's all set to join Aston Villa for £1m. Confirmation likely tomorrow.— Philip Buckingham (@PJBuckingham) July 17, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: Aston Villa activate release clause for Hull's Ahmed Elmohamady, according to Sky sources. #SSN— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) July 17, 2017
At first-look the deal seems to be a pretty cheap one — but that is without knowing the wages & contract length. If the deal happens, Elmohamady would reunite with a former manager in Steve Bruce after playing under him at Sunderland — then following him to Hull (first as a loan then full-time) over a six year period. Over that time period the right back played 229 matches, scored 12 goals, and had 29 assists (most notably Hull’s 15/16 promotion campaign: 3 goals, 6 assists in 41 matches in the league).
Elmohamady would join a somewhat crowed right back position with Hutton, Bree, De Laet, and Bacuna. The 29-year old Egyptian could easily be pushed forward into a wing back or winger position.
The deal makes sense for all sides — especially if it is actually £1 deal and the contract isn’t too expensive or long. It isn’t an exciting deal or one that will grab the fan’s attention -- but it could be a solid move... hopefully.