Klopp defends ex-Arsenal, United target Zidan over prospective jail sentence

Mohamed Zidan is charged with six years in prison but the issue took an unexpected turn today.

Shocking news broke yesterday that Mohamed Zidan, a striker, who was linked with a move to Manchester United and Arsenal three years ago, could face six years in prison after allegedly issued three bad cheques to an Egyptian real estate company. Today the issue took an unexpected turn.

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp said to German tabloid Bild about the accusation which could ultimately lead to jail sentence in his home country Egypt”I have contact with him. It's not the way it is presented.”

Bild cited Mohamed Zidan as well about the charge: “I was very shocked by the sudden announcement. That’s not quite right!”

“Because of ‘misunderstandings and communication errors’  the case was finally ended up in court,” Bild continued.

Zidan is sure: “The verdict will definitely get retrieved!”

The Manchester United and Arsenal target made the news last summer as he visited Alaa Mubarak, the son of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, in prison.

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