Five facts on West Brom target Ali Gabr

Alan Pardew the manager of West Bromwich Albion in action during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Brighton and Hove Albion at The Hawthorns on January 13, 2018 in...

The Egyptian defender has been linked with a move to West Bromwich Albion.

TOPSHOT - Mali's forward Moussa Marega (R) challenges Egypt's defender Ali Gabr during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group D football match between Mali and Egypt in Port-Gentil on...

West Bromwich Albion are reportedly interested in signing Zamalek defender Ali Gabr on loan this month.

With Jonny Evans continuing to be linked away from the club amidst interest from Manchester City and Arsenal, West Brom are assessing their options and are considering bringing in Gabr on a temporary basis with a view to a permanent move, as reported by the Daily Mail.

Here are five facts about Gabr.

1) Gabr has been capped by Egypt on 18 occasions and has frequently partnered West Brom's Ahmed Hegazi at the heart of the defence.

Egypt's defender Ali Gabr (C) heads the ball between Ghana's forward Jordan Ayew (L) and Ghana's midfielder Samuel Tetteh (R) during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group D football match...

2) The 31-year-old has won several trophies during his time at Zamalek - he lifted the Egytian Premier League title in 2015 and has also won the Egypt Cup on two occasions.

3) Having been a youth player for Ismaily SC, Gabr made the switch to Al Ittihad Alexandria in 2012 prior to moving on to sign for Zamalek two years later.

Egypt's Ali Gabr (R) vies for the ball against Ghana's Jordan Ayew during the 2018 World Cup qualifying Group E football match between Egypt and Ghana at the Borg el-Arab Stadium near...

4) Gabr helped Egypt to reach the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in 2017, although they were beaten in the final by Cameroon.

5) In 2016, Gabr was part of the Zamalek side that got to the final of the African Champions League, where they lost to Mamelodi Sundowns.

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