Egyptian football is experiencing an interesting revolution since the takeover of local side Pyramids FC by Arabian billionaire Turki Al-Sheikh last June.
The Cairo-based club is eyeing the possibilities of acquiring former PSG and Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to management.
Barely known to many in the country ahead of the new season, Pyramids have been making the headlines due to their huge investments in infrastructure and the signing of top players.
In July, the club splashed €30 million in a week to recruit 23 players, including defender Ali Gabr, goalkeeper Ahmed El Shenawy, Omar Gaber, bought from Los Angeles FC, and Nigerian Okechukwu Azubuike.
Former Mexico and Costa Rica national teams coach Ricardo La Volpe was brought on board to manage the team while Al-Ahly’s former coach Hossam El-Badry was named as chairman.
Former AC Milan goalkeeper, Dida, is also a member of the technical staff.
The investments appear to be paying off, so early, as Pyramids are currently joint leaders of the Egyptian Premier League with defending champions and 40-time winners Al Ahly, after matchday five.
In a short statement released on Thursday, the management confirmed reports that representatives of the club have met with Ibrahimovic but that concrete talks were yet to begin.
Ibrahimovic, 36, joined Los Angeles Galaxy in March. The Major League Soccer season ends in December.