Egyptian defender Abd ‘delighted’ after deal with Brighton

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Egypt’s defender Adam El-Abd is “delighted” after signing a two-year contract with English Championship side Brighton, Al-Ahram Online reported Saturday.

Abd, 28, finally chose to remain at the Amex Stadium until 2015 despite recent reports of him moving to Barnsley.

“I’m absolutely delighted to have signed the new deal,” Al-Ahram reported him as saying to Brighton’s official website. “I love playing for the club and I can’t wait for the season to start now.”

Abd made his first-team debut with Brighton in 2003 featuring in over 250 appearances until now.

“The last 10 years have been amazing and I feel really honored to have been granted a testimonial year by the club.”

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