Saudi Pro League club Damac FC has officially announced the acquisition of Egypt international Tarek Hamed from Ittihad Jeddah.
Ittihad had secured Tarek Hamed from Zamalek in a free transfer deal in the summer of 2022, with a contract that ran until June 2024, spanning two seasons.
However, due to the arrival of N’Golo Kanté and Fabinho, Ittihad Jeddah opted to part ways with Hamed, releasing him one year before the expiration of his contract with the team.
A financial arrangement was reached between Ittihad Jeddah and Tarek Hamed, enabling the Egyptian player to join a new adventure in Saudi Arabia.
The 34-year-old has committed to a two-year contract with Damac, which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2025.
Hamed marks Damac’s ninth signing of the summer, with previous acquisitions including Assan Ceesay from Lecce and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, formerly of Spurs.
Under the guidance of Romanian manager Cosmin Contra, Damac has high hopes that Hamed can help steer the club away from relegation, as they are currently positioned 16th in the league standings.
Despite a winless start to the season, Hamed might make his debut for Damac in their upcoming match against Al-Wehda on Thursday, September 14.