Al-Ahly’s legendary midfielder Mohammed Abu Treika may not renew his contract with the club which will expire at the next summer, he was quoted as saying by an Egyptian daily on Thursday.
He said that the current circumstances force him ‘strongly’ to leave the club, the online edition of al-Ahram reported.
Abu Treika was under-fire since his controversial decision to abandon the Egyptian Super Cup when he heeded the call of the team’s hardcore fans – known as Ultras –, who vowed not to let the Cairo giants feature in the annual Super Cup three weeks ago.
Al Ahly’s board suspended the player for two months and handed him LE500,000 fine.
“All the circumstances invite me to leave the club,” Abu Treika was quoted as saying by al-Ahram Sports on Thursday without revealing these circumstances.
The 33-year-old midfielder, who joined al-Ahly in January 2004, revealed that the club didn’t offer him a renewal of his contract.
Abu Treika denied having any differences with his teammates as a consequence of his decision to skip the Super Cup.
“I will renew my contract with the club if they promise to give me the chance to play abroad even on a one-year loan deal,” he told the Egyptian daily.
He revealed that several clubs in Gulf states have offered to sign him in.