Zamalek interested in Badri – report

Egyptian giants Zamalek SC are reportedly looking to strengthen their side with the signing of Al Ittihad and Tunisia striker Anice Badri.

The 29-year-old followed a trend of North African players leaving Africa for the riches of the Gulf region when he signed for the Saudi outfit from defending CAF Champions League and Tunisian Ligue 1 Champions Esperance de Tunis in January 2020. 

Badri scored 37 and assisted 28 goals for Taraji during his four-year stint in 2016 in North Africa.

Having been born in Lyon, France, Badri began his career in Europe – playing for LOSC Lille and Belgian side Mouscron before his successful spell with Esperance, where he played an integral role in their successive continental triumphs.

Badri also cemented a spot for the Carthage Eagles, playing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and according to Al Riyadh, he could well be lured back to the continent with the White Knights.

Fellow Tunisian and former Esperance player Ferjani Sassi has been a revelation for Zamalek since joining the White Castle in 2018 from Al Nassr.