SUNDERLAND will splash out £2million to land Ahmed Elmohamady on a permanent basis this summer, his former employers have confirmed.
The Black Cats revealed their intention last week to take up the clause in Elmohamady’s loan agreement to sign him for a pre-arranged fee at the end of the season.
Elmohamady’s parent club ENPPI claim the 23-year-old will cost the Black Cats £2m in addition to the £500,000 already spent on a loan fee.
There will also be a sell-on clause in Elmohamady’s contract to ENPPI, should Sunderland decide to move him on.
ENPPI president Magued Nagaty said: “Elmohamady is now officially a Sunderland player. The total amount of the deal will be £2.5 million, plus 15 per cent of the amount of his next transfer fee.”
Egyptian international Elmohamady (right) has made 29 appearances for Sunderland this season and impressed boss Steve Bruce sufficiently to justify the modest outlay.
Despite suffering a couple of dips in form, the right winger has shown promise in his first campaign in the Premier League.
He has had to overcome a language barrier and moving from his orthodox position of right-back after arriving on Wearside.
Bruce will now look to settle the futures of Elmohamady’s fellow loanees, with Nedum Onuoha, Sulley Muntari, John Mensah and Danny Welbeck all at the Stadium of Light on a temporary basis.