Mahmoud Al-Khatib, president of Al-Ahly Club, met with team captain Saad Samir, before agreeing to loan him two seasons to Future, “in appreciation and respect for what Saad has provided,” according to Al-Ahly’s official website.
Al-Khatib said during the meeting: “I commend Saad’s behavior, discipline and great respect for the club’s values and traditions. He was a model of commitment, whether he was participating in matches or outside the formation, as well as his role in motivating his colleagues and creating an atmosphere of friendliness and love, which was one of the secrets of the success of the football system throughout the last period.” .
He added, “The club is in Saad Samir’s back and will continue to support him and will not impose a decision on him, and the decision is Saad Samir’s decision, if he wants to go out on loan to provide a greater opportunity to participate in the matches or continue with the team, especially since Saad Samir does not differ two on his loyalty to Al-Ahly, because he is one of the Al-Ahly family. And betting on him will not only be at the stage of his presence in the stadiums, but, God willing, he will be one of the future cadres of the club, because he has competence and culture, and before that, the love of Al-Ahly.”
And he concluded, “Al-Ahly will not abandon Saad, whatever the challenges, because he deserves, and he is a model for the son of Al-Ahly who loves his club and is loyal for him, and he did not have any conditions one day, whether when signing or renewing a contract. Samir is a special place he deserves.
As for Saad Samir, he said: “The words of Captain Mahmoud Al-Khatib that came from the heart were the reward and honor I was waiting for. What I found with Al-Khatib and the club is not valued by the treasures of the world.”
He stressed, “I never wished to leave the club, but it is a temporary stage, and after that I return to my home, to which I owe the credit after God Almighty.”
He explained, “If circumstances made me leave Al-Ahly with my body, my soul and mind will not leave Al-Ahly. The club’s virtue and the appreciation of its board of directors, headed by Captain Mahmoud Al-Khatib, will not be forgotten.”
He concluded, “Al-Ahly fans are the real treasure, the secret of the club’s victories, and its support before the sweet one.
Al-Ahly’s official website described the meeting as “in appreciation and honor of Saad Samir’s effort, sincerity and commitment towards the club for nearly fifteen years. What Saad Samir presented to the club, even when one of his sons went out on loan, where the meeting began with words by Captain Mahmoud Al-Khatib, all of them bearing appreciation and love for the star Saad Samir, who appeared very impressed, because he never wished to leave Al-Ahly club even for one moment.
Earlier, FilGoal.com learned that Saad Samir is expected to be the team leader if the deal is completed.
Saad Samir is 32 years old, and he joined Al-Ahly in 2009.
In total, Saad played 204 matches with Al-Ahly, and won 21 championships with the team, including 4 African Champions League.