Millwall midfielder Ramez Hefzalla is keen to follow in the footsteps of fellow Egyptian Mohamed Salah and dreams of joining a European giant a la Liverpool or Arsenal King Fut.
Only 11 players from the North African nation have ever stepped onto a Premier League stage before. And only two remain. Mo Elneny at Arsenal and Salah at Liverpool.
With the former’s contract expiring at the end of the season and Salah’s future at Anfield being the subject of much debate, it’s far from certain Egypt will any Representatives plying their trade in England’s top flight in 2022/23.
However, Millwall midfielder Ramez Hefzalla, 18, should offer supporters of the seven-time Africa Cup of Nations winners something to hang their hats on as the teenager hopes to emulate a man he – with some justification – as “the greatest Egyptian player of all time”.
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is Ramez Hefzalla’s icon
“(Salah) is the greatest Egyptian player of all time. But I have a big dream to surpass what he has achieved,” explains Hefzalla.
“Playing for the big European clubs is my dream, whether it’s Liverpool, Arsenal and so on. I want to play here in London and make the Egyptians as proud as Salah.
“Salah is without a doubt a role model because he is the best player in the world at the moment. And he deserved to win the Ballon d’Or last year instead of Lionel Messi.”
Hefzalla is yet to force his way into the first-team picture at Millwall. But he caught the eye with a fine finish in the reserves earlier this year – a piece of spellbinding magic that earned the youngster a nomination for Lions’ Goal of the Month honors.
However, Hefzalla still has a lot to learn before he can follow in Salah’s footsteps, despite his Egyptian Omar Marmoush could will grace the Premier League stage next season.
Arsenal and north London neighbors Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keen on the Stuttgart starlet.
In other news, the £42m Arsenal target has started following Martinelli on Instagram with the transfer appearing imminent
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