Hull City will have first option on signing Gedo in summer
HULL City have negotiated a deal with the parent club of on loan Egyptian striker Gedo giving them an exclusive option to sign him this summer, the Mail can reveal.
The international frontman made a dream home debut on Tuesday, scoring a sublime header less than two minutes after coming on at half-time in the 2-1 win over Derby County.
City are hoping he proves to be a hit in the Championship and that his goals help fire Steve Bruce's men to automatic promotion to the Premier League.
Bruce has already said the 26-year-old could prove to be the 'crown jewel' in City's promotion run-in.
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And should that be the case, the Mail understands City will be the only club able to sign him for a 12-month period under terms negotiated with Egyptian giants Al Ahly ahead of his loan.
Although the Egyptian club is not under any commitment to sell, sources have told the Mail a fee has already been agreed between the two clubs, should the striker express his wish to make the move permanent.
The news comes on the back of his impressive home debut on Tuesday, which has led to Egyptian team-mate Ahmed Elmohamady backing him to be a big hit at City.
Elmohamady, another player City have secured an agreement to be able to sign from Sunderland in the summer, says he always knew his international team-mate would be a hit at the KC Stadium.
"I'm not surprised he scored against Derby, and if he plays the way he did for the rest of the season, he can score 10 goals for us," said Elmohamady, who scored the winner against Derby.
"I know Gedo from being in the national team for three years now and I have always known he can score goals.
"I told him when he came on he would score against Derby.
"It's normal for him and it was great for him to mark his first game at the KC Stadium with that goal.
"It was important for him to get that first goal and there will be more to come from him. He is a strong physical player who will do very well for us."
Tuesday's victory opened up a three- point gap on Leicester and Watford with 15 games to play, although the Foxes have a game in hand.
But having wrestled their place back in the top two, Elmohamady is determined to ensure they hang on to it this time.
"Tuesday was a really big win over a big team," he said.
"It was very nice to score the winning goal. It was good for me but even better for the fans and the club to get the three points.
"We can stay second in the table. I came here to play football and help the team to win promotion. Hopefully we can achieve that.
"We have to keep doing the things that have got us second if we are to win promotion."