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Columbus Crew SC reportedly targeting Omar Gaber

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The Egyptian right back would fill a spot in Crew SC's strengthening lineup.

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Sources from the well respected King Fut website in Egypt are reporting Columbus Crew SC have made a bid for right back 22 year old Omar Gaber. Gaber currently plays for Zamelek of the Egyptian Premier Division and has made nine appearances for the Egyptian National Team. Crew SC would likely look for Gaber to play right back, but he can play wide right in midfield and centrally.

Several players have filled in at right back in 2014 with Eric Gehrig, Josh Williams, and Hector Jimenez splitting time at the spot. If the reports are correct, it does signal that Head Coach Gregg Berhalter would like to upgrade his options at the spot. This upgrade would come at a cost. The report doesn't list the fee Crew SC offered, but it does note that they are offering a sell on fee of 20% to Zamelek.

Gaber has been targeted by French side Valenciennes and CSKA Moscow in the past year. Zamelek has passed on previous offers, but Gaber currently has a rocky relationship with Zamelek and their mercurial owner Mortada Mansour with Mansour suspending Gaber.