Papel slams unprofessional Zamalek

Angola foward Ary Papel has expressed his discontent over Zamalek SC and claims that his expected transfer may be over. 

Papel looked set to join the Egyptian Premier League giants in a deal worth a reported 37-million Egyptian pounds ($2.35m) ahead of the 2020/21 season as a marquee signing.

Having bid goodbye to fans at C.D. Primeiro de Agosto and already been welcomes with open arms by Zamalek supporters on social media after reportedly agreeing personal terms ahead of signing his contract – the White Knights have seemingly backed out of the deal.

Papel who had agreed terms in June, claims Amir Mortada Mansour, the general supervisor of football at Zamalek has not responded to calls or messages after informing him he can no longer post on his own social media account.

“What is happening with me is definitely sad. Amir no longer responds to my calls or messages,” Papel said, as per Yallakora.

“It is assumed that I am a player in Zamalek, the fans interact with me and love me and I am. It is sad that the end is that way. I deal as a fan and player for Zamalek, but it is difficult for what I find. There is no response or direct communication with Zamalek officials.”

Papel continued: “I expected the treatment to be more professional. A prince does not answer me, I have a family and I do not receive my salary during the last three months.

“This is a lack of respect for me before there is a lack of interest. If they do not want to contract with me, at least there will be respect. I am sad because of this way.

“I feel the love and respect of the Zamalek fans, I follow their messages, I want to play for Zamalek and represent the club, but if the matter is not resolved, I will have to deal as a professional player and I will go elsewhere.”