Report: Burnley and Watford make contact with Tarek Hamed's agent

Hussain Almoqahwi of Saudi Arabia goes to ground after a challenge from Tarek Hamed of Egypt during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group A match between Saudia Arabia and Egypt at...

Watford and Burnley are reportedly interested in signing the Zamalek midfielder.

Tarek Hamed of Egypt tackles Denis Cheryshev of Russia  during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group A match between Russia and Egypt at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 19, 2018 in Saint...

According to a report from the Watford Observer, Watford and Burnley are both interested in signing Zamalek midfielder Tarek Hamed, with Javi Gracia and Sean Dyche looking to bolster their ranks in the middle of the park.

Hamed has been with Zamalek since 2014, and has been a driving force behind their recent success, making 136 appearances in all competitions for the Egyptian outfit.

The 29-year-old is extensively experienced in playing at a respectable level, and he has also earned 27 international caps for Egypt.

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Hamed is an extremely tenacious, ball-winning midfielder - something that he showcased for Egypt during this summer's World Cup in Russia, and he seems to be perfectly built for the robust nature of the English game.

According to the Watford Observer, he could be picked up for an absolute bargain too.

Egypt's midfielder Tarek Hamed (R) vies for the ball with Saudi Arabia's midfielder Hussain Al Moqahwi during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Saudi Arabia and...

They claim that Hamed has a £1.5 million buy-out clause inserted into his current contract with Zamalek, one that will become activated if and when a Premier League club makes an advance for his signature.

And for that price, he would be a sound signing for either Watford or Burnley.

Fedor Smolov of Russia is challenged by Ahmed Hegazy and Tarek Hamed of Egypt  during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group A match between Russia and Egypt at Saint Petersburg Stadium on...

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