CAIRO: Hossam Ghaly has rejoined Ahly on a three-year contract, following his departure from Saudi Arabia’s Nassr by mutual consent.
Egypt player Ghaly, who came through Ahly’s youth system, spent the first three years of his professional career at the Cairo club.
The 28-year-old parted company with the Red Devils in 2003 to experience European football, having played for Holland’s Feyenoord as well as English duo Tottenham Hotspur and Derby County.
Ghaly moved to Nassr in the winter of 2009 but falling-outs with the Riyadh-based side eventually led to his exit.
Apart from Ahly, Ghaly was also approached by Zamalek but he opted to get back to where he kicked off his career.
The holding midfielder returned to Ahly on a free transfer only one day after his deal with Nassr had been terminated on Monday.
He put pen to paper right after a brief meeting with Ahly’s marketing director Adli Al-Qaeyi, FilGoal.com learnt.
Ghaly became Ahly’s fourth summer signing.
The Egyptian champions had landed midfielder Abdul-Hamid Shabana, goalie Mahmoud Aboul-Saoud and forward Mohamed Nagi ‘Geddo’ earlier in the close season.