Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Football:Mido poised for return to Egypt


Middlesbrough striker Mido is set to leave Teeside and return to his native Egypt after manager Gareth Southgate agreed a year-long loan with Zamalek.
Southgate had already admitted it was likely the 26-year-old and Turkish striker Tuncay would follow Stewart Downing in leaving the club.
"We've agreed a one-year loan deal with Zamalek for Mido," Southgate told Middlesbrough's website.
"We hope that will go through soon. We need another striker in the squad."
Mido signed for Boro from Tottenham in a £6m transfer in August 2007.
However, following their relegation to the Championship in May, the former Roma striker failed to turn up for the first two weeks of pre-season training and was disciplined by the club.
The news of his impending departure follows Downing's £12m move to Aston Villa.
Mido, who has scored seven goals in 32 games for Boro, spent the end of last season on loan at Wigan, where he scored two goals in 12 games.

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