CAIRO: Ahly have completed the signing of Gouna goalkeeper Sherif Ekrami for LE 2.25 million, the Egyptian champions said on Thursday.
Ekrami has now become an Ahly player, the club s marketing director Adli Al-Qaeyi told FilGoal.com.
Al-Qaeyi did not disclose the length of the deal, which will come into effect when the transfer window reopens in January.
Ekrami, who joined Gouna in the close season after his contract with Dutch side Feyenoord expired, has been a revelation in his five months with the promoted club.
Ahly, who considered signing Ekrami last summer but changed their mind, have been keeping tabs on him after he pulled off a string of superb saves in Gouna s 1-1 draw with Zamalek in October.
The 26-year-old, son of Ahly great and former keeper Ekrami, is moving back to his boyhood club, but a regular place in the Red Devils starting line-up is not guaranteed.
Ahmed Adel produced some assuring displays between the sticks for a team who have struggled to fill in for Essam Al-Hadari since his acrimonious departure in February 2008.
The future of Palestinian goalie Ramzi Saleh is now far from certain as he is set to become Ahly s third-choice guardian.