Spurs ace could be heading for Pride Park

Last updated : 03 January 2008 By Rams Mad Editor

Hossam Ghaly
Hossam Ghaly an Egyptian international looks set to become a loan player with the Rams
Rumours abound concerning possible transfer targets for the Rams but a couple seem to have real substance. One such rumour is that the Rams will take Spurs outcast, Hossam Ghaly on loan. The move would allow Derby County to see if the temperamental midfielder has a future with the Rams.

If the loan goes ahead and Paul Jewell likes what he sees, the move could become permanent before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

Ghaly's bad boy reputation goes back to an incident in May 2007 in which he came on as a substitute against Blackburn and was himself taken off even though he wasn't injured. The fiery Egyptian took off his shirt as he left the field and threw it at then manager, Martin Jol.

Ghaly was instantly frozen out at Spurs and hasn't played for the first team since that day. He claims that he was not allowed to play because they didn't want to pay him any bonus, which he would have received had he played 30 matches for the club...