Freiberg snap up Egypt international

Freiberg have agreed to sign Lierse left-back Karim Hafez ahead of the next Bundesliga season for a reported 3 million euros.

The Egypt international, who spent last season on loan at Ligue 2 side Lens, impressed with three assists in 23 league games during his temporary switch. 

According to reports in Germany, Breisgau-Brasilianer have won the race to complete the deal ahead of Real Betis, Ajax and Bordeaux.

Hafez was a member of Egypt's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations squad, who lost out in the final to Cameroon earlier this year in Gabon.

The 21-year-old full-back spent his junior years with Egyptian giants Al Ahly and Wadi Degla SC before being snapped up by the Belgian club.