Aston Villa have been linked with a potential move for Hull City’s Ahmed Elmohamady following the Tigers’ relegation from the top flight.
The Egypt international previously plyed his trade under Bruce at the KCOM Stadium before the latter switched clubs due to a disagreement over the transfer plans last summer.Elmohamady, who currently has two years left on his contract, admitted in February that he was gutted by the Englishman’s exit, but wishes him well on his fresh challenge at Villa Park.
“He’s a big manager, one of the most experienced in England, and it was very, very disappointing when he left,” he told The Guardian.
“The fans were disappointed, the players were disappointed, but it was to do with the board and you can’t do anything with it. He’s doing a great job now with Villa so I wish him all the best, and I don’t know what is going to happen in the future.”
The 56-year-old is due to work on a tight budget for the 2017/18 season after the club’s hierarchy urged him to sell before making any significant signings at the Birmingham-based club.Elmohamady has twice suffered relegation with the Yorkshire outfit, and there is a sence that he could consider his future following Marco Silva’s recent departure from the head coach role.
A number of high-profile players including KamilGrosicki and Harry Maguire are due to leave the Tigers this summer, and Elmohamady could be the next in line with Bruce plotting a potential reunion at Villa Park, The Star reports.The former Sunderland man came close to lifting the FA Cup trophy back in 2014 when the Tigers led by a 2-0 scoreline only to see their lead chalked off by Arsenal, who eventually won the game in extra time with their third goal.