Al Ahly smash transfer record

After losing the 2018 CAF Champions League final in dramatic fashion and the abrupt Arab Club Championship exit, the African giants acted swiftly in a coaching change and have launched a transfer assault with an array of new signings.

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However, The Red Devils have announced their biggest coup of the January window by securing Hussein El-Shahat from Al Ain, who was part of the side that finished runners-up to Real Madrid at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup.

According to KingFut, El-Shahat arrives in a transfer worth 90m Egyptian Pounds (R70m) in a strategic deal aimed to bolster their attacking options for the 2019 CAF Champions League and domestic championship.

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El-Shahat, 26, spent only one season in the United Arab Emirates but made a huge impression with the UAE Pro-League champions with 15 goals and 17 assists in 33 games across all competitions.

The three-time capped Egypt star joins Ramadan Sobhi, Mohamed Mahmoud, Geraldo and Mahmoud Wahid in their latest flurry of mid-season additions.