CAIRO: Ismaili have taken Wales U-19 striker Kayne McLaggon on trial as they seek to bolster an unproductive frontline.
McLaggon could join the Egyptian Premier League club on a free transfer after being released by English third-division side Southampton.
Ismaili’s new coach Mark Wotte, who managed Southampton for few months in 2009, recommended the 19-year-old for Ismaili, who are on the lookout for a new striker.
McLaggon, who played in a friendly against an Egyptian non-league side, earned nine caps with Wales U-17 team and six with the U-19 team.
Ismaili, who have not won any title since their 2002 league triumph, suffered from the lack of reliable strikers last season.
Frontmen Mohamed Selliti (Tunisian), Xhevahir Sukaj (Albanian) and Abdoulaye Coulibaly (Ivorian) were released by Ismaili last month after failing to impress.
The Dervishes will be hoping McLaggon will prove to be the ideal partner for Ahmed Ali, who was the team’s top scorer last season with eight league goals.
Ismaili will play in next season’s African Confederation Cup after finishing third in the Egyptian league last term.