• Zamalek striker Mostafa Mohamed has impressed in his loan debut with Galatasaray
  • The Super Lig club wants to sign Mohamed permanently
  • A Zamalek legend spoke highly of the Egyptian striker

After a sensational loan debut, Zamalek striker Mostafa Mohamed may find himself staying at Super Lig for good.

Mohamed took Super Lig by storm with his incredible nose for goals. The Egyptian striker is loaned by his parent club Zamalek to Galatasaray and is currently playing in his first top-flight season.

However, his fine form could possibly see him signing a permanent deal with the Turkish side.

The 23-year-old joined Galatasaray on a year-and-half loan deal for $2 million with a purchase-clause injected in his contract, which enables the Turkish side to permanently sign him for another $4 million before December 2021.

Galatasaray vice-president Abdurrahim Albayrak recently addressed the situation of Mohamed, who has previously been scouted by Scottish Premiership club Rangers F.C.

According to Albayrak, Galatasaray is considering activating the said clause in Mohamed's contract, a scenario that will not allow Zamalek to deal the player to any club.

"Zamalek won't be able to sell him to any other club than Galatasaray even if they receive a $20 million offer," the vice president told Turkish publication Sozcu (via Spanish outlet AS).

Though big-name clubs in Europe’s top five leagues seem to have not noticed Mohamed’s stellar run, the prolific striker is already a star in his home country.

In fact, Zamalek legend El Ghandour, who has been a constant goal scorer during his time in the club, recently made a bold claim about Mohamed.

Based on El Ghandour’s assessment, Mohamed is already a world-class player who is on the same footing as Cristiano Ronaldo and possibly even “better than” Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe.

“Mostafa [Mohamed] is better footballer than [Lionel] Messi and [Kylian] Mbappe,” El Ghandour told Sozcu. “He has similar characteristics to Cristiano Ronaldo.”

Messi and Ronaldo regularly faced each other when the Portuguese star was at Real Madrid
Messi and Ronaldo regularly faced each other when the Portuguese star was at Real Madrid AFP / Josep LAGO

While El Ghandour thinks Mohamed should already be a household name in the sport, he doesn’t think the forward is as big as Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah in Egypt yet.

“It is not correct to compare with [Mo] Salah [to Mohamed] because Salah is a true legend of Egypt ” the 50-year-old emphasized.

Mohamed has recorded stunning numbers for Galatasaray this season. In his first six games with the Turkish side, the soccer prodigy has already bagged five goals to his name.

According to the man himself, apart from his family and calling himself “Anaconda,” scoring goals has been the “joy” in his life.

“I love the joy of arrow [goals],” Mohamed admitted. “Another one is a joy to my family. I also love that joy and my nickname Anaconda.”