Reports emerged a few days ago linking ENPPI with Egypt U23 goalkeeper Mahmoud Ghad and a move to Championship club Wigan Athletic in preparation for the new season.
Several reports claim that the Latics are keen to sign the 23-year old and have even offered a PS1m to convince ENPPI.
The Pretlouem club denied that they received any offers for Gad but said they had a conversation with Talal Al Hammad (Wigan Athletic chairman) about the keeper.
Sherif El-Gheit, an ENPPI board member, stated that Wigan has not offered Mahmoud Gad.
We had a conversation with the club’s chairman and inquired about the player. He also asked if there was any interest in selling him.
“Without a question, we support such a move, but it was just an inquiry and an offer. It didn’t happen.
“There are additional requirements for selling Gad, and we are still talking it with Wigan.
: “PS1 million?” We have not spoken about finances. “They are monitoring Gad, and he’s a naturally gifted goalkeeper,” 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.