Los Angeles FC exercised defender Omar Gaber’s contract option from Swiss side FC Basel on Thursday and transferred him to Pyramids FC of the Egyptian Premier League.
The move was made to accommodate a personal situation for Gaber, who is a native of Cairo and played for the Egyptian National Team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
“Omar is a great player and person,” LAFC executive VP of soccer operations and general manager John Thorrington said in a statement. “He made us aware of a family matter in Egypt and we were able to accommodate his move with a deal that makes sense financially for the club. We wish him all the best in the next step of his career.”
Gaber appeared in seven matches (two starts) with LAFC this season, his first in MLS.
Gaber initially joined LAFC as a discovery player using targeted allocation money on a one-year loan from FC Basel in November 2017.
“We would like to thank Omar for his contributions to the Club,” stated LAFC head coach Bob Bradley. “We wish him great success as he continues his career back in Egypt.”
—Field Level Media