The Egyptian enjoyed an impressive first season at The Hawthorns despite their relegation, and keeping hold of the centre-back past the first deadline in the English window appeared to provide something of a boost for Darren Moore's side.
However, there are now plenty of supporters who would not mind seeing Hegazi attract some interest while the transfer window remains open across Europe, with many fans slating the 27-year-old's display in the Baggies' win over Norwich City on Saturday.
It was a dramatic game for Moore's men as they looked to end their wait for their first win of the new season. Their fightback against Nottingham Forest was spirited, and they followed that up with another comeback at Carrow Road as Jordan Rhodes gave the home side the lead after 24 minutes.
Jay Rodriguez scored twice and Harvey Barnes continued the superb start to his loan spell to put the visitors 3-1 ahead before Norwich took advantage of some more questionable defending to halve the deficit.
West Brom would restore their two goal advantage through Hal Robson-Kanu before Grant Hanley set up a nervy finish by making the score 4-3 with eight minutes to go.
The Baggies would see out the contest and bag the three points. But the fans were still extremely disappointed with Hegazi's display in the victory and have suggested that Craig Dawson's potential return to the team probably can not come quick enough - though he was definitely not the only defender to disappoint.
Here is what some of the West Brom fans made of Hegazi's display...
With the european market not closing till end of the month. I hope #wba are offering Hegazi to other clubs for a profit if possible. Replace him with someone like Curtis Tilt from Blackpool someone who is highly rated in League One.— Robert Smart (@RobSmart99) August 11, 2018
Bartley’s not the problem. Hegazi is.— Matthew Stanton (@mattstanton74) August 11, 2018
if you love nyom and hegazi i want whatever you're smoking. Need replacing badly #wba— Simmo (@JackSimms1991) August 11, 2018
Dawson is a necessity for me to be back in the side if we want success...— Jay Hickman (@HurricaneHic147) August 11, 2018
Hegazi is playing like his minds elsewhere....lacking commitment #wba
Nyom and Hegazi dreadful again♂️— burbs (@OwenBurborough1) August 11, 2018
The sooner Dawson gets fit and replaces Hegazi the better for #wba— Robert Smart (@RobSmart99) August 11, 2018
Hegazi is truly awful! He was no good last season, had a very poor World Cup and now looks even worse if that was possible... I have never seen a centre half lose so many aerial battles and be out of position as many times in one game as he does! And as for Nyom... #wba— Nick (@nickc_1991) August 11, 2018