Date: 15th December 2017 at 5:03pm
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West Bromwich Albion head coach Alan Pardew has confirmed that a permanent deal for Ahmed Hegazi is now close.

The Egyptian made the move on loan from Al Ahly over the summer and so far he’s taken in 18 games with a return of one goal in the match against Bournemouth and he has become a key member of the side.

Asked about his future with the reported £4.5million buy clause we hold on him, Pardew told Sky Sports that the club were working on the finer points, so although nothing is confirmed yet, it is in progress.

‘We’re pretty much down the road on that one. I can’t confirm anything but if we can then we’ll do that. He’s been brilliant for me. He has fantastic attributes as a centre-half and I think he’s learning. I’m not sure there’s many teams that would have got a clean sheet at Liverpool particularly with the strike force they put out.’

He added.

‘Every game that’s how we’ve got to enter it. We might struggle to get the seven, eight or nine wins we need, so we need to pick up points everywhere and that was a great point.’

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