West Bromwich Albion are yet to make a decision on signing Egyptian defender Ali Gabr, according to a report in the Bristol Post.
The 29-year-old defender joined the club on a season long loan deal last term, where the Baggies had a clause stating they could buy him if he impressed. However, Gabr failed to make any sort of impact on the first team, although the Baggies are still considering signing him up as they prepare for life in the Championship.
Gabr moved to the Midlands club on a deal from Egyptian outfit Zamalek, and was expected to be given plenty of opportunity to impress at the Hawthorns.
However, the form of Jonny Evans and Ahmed Hegazi, as well as the likes of Craig Dawson maintaining consistency, scuppered Gabr’s chances of first team action.
The Baggies could though see Gabr as the ideal sort of signing for their upcoming Championship campaign, having just lost Evans in a cut price move to Leicester City, and interest in Hegazi likely to intensify over the summer months.
West Brom fans, what do you think? Should you sign Gabr permanently? Let us know in the comments!