Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced the acquisition of Egyptian international defensive midfielder Aly Ghazal on Thursday.
Wrapping up a busy 24 hours for the club at the close of the summer MLS transfer window، the Vancouver Whitecaps announced two signings on Thursday. The first was an international roster slot from New York City FC. The second، more exciting signing was central midfielder Aly Ghazal.
Ghazal joins the club as a free agent after being released by Chinese Super League Club Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng FC، and was therefore signed using Target Allocation Money (TAM). According to Transfermarkt، Ghazal cost the Chinese club a transfer fee of €2.6 million، making this a good piece of business for the Whitecaps.