Reports emerged a few weeks ago linking ENPPI with Egypt U23 goalkeeper Mahmoud Ghad and a move to Championship club Wigan Athletic ahead the new season.
There are multiple reports that the Latics are keen to sign the 23-year old and have even offered a PS1m to convince ENPPI.
ENPPI confirmed that they had spoken to Talal Al Hammad (Wigan Athletic chairman) about the keeper but claimed they have not received an official offer.
Now, the club president El-Sheriey says they are open for the player to leave Wigan. However, the issue is the work permit because the player has not had enough international appearances.
El-Sheriey stated that playing in the Premier League and Championship requires special requirements regarding international games, and Mahmoud Gadd has not met the required quota.
“But there are exceptions, and we are currently in discussions with Talal Al Hammad, chairman of Wigan.
“Mahmoud Gadd playing aboard will not just benefit the player but also the club, and Egyptian football in general,” he said.
. Gad started his career at ENPPI Academy before moving to the first team in 2018.
Gad, 23, was part of the Egyptian team that reached the quarterfinals at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. He then made it to the first team where he plays in 2018.
If Gad makes it to Wigan he will be the first Egyptian professional goalkeeper to take part in England’s 2021 Tokyo Olympics. He would also become the second Arab goalkeeper to represent Latics after Omani legend Ali El-Habsi.
Gad could become the fourth Egyptian to work at the club, following Amr Zaki and Ahmed Hosam Mido.
Gad joins a long line of Egyptians who have participated in the Championship, including Ahmed Elmohamady and Adam El-Abd.
Gad will have to compete with Ben Amos, a former Manchester United goalkeeper who kept 16 clean sheets last season in League One.
Wigan advanced to the Championship after topping Football League One. They now hope to return to the Premier League.