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Mido completes move back to Egypt

Mido scored five goals in 15 games for Middlesbrough last season

Middlesbrough striker Mido has returned to his native Egypt after signing a year-long loan deal with Zamalek.

The 26-year-old began his career with Zamalek before moving to Dutch giants Ajax, one of seven clubs he has played for in Europe.

Boro manager Gareth Southgate had admitted it was likely Mido would leave Teesside following the club's relegation to the Championship.

Mido signed for Boro from Tottenham in a £6m transfer in August 2007.

Southgate has already moved to replace the Egyptian by signing Leroy Lita, who was available on a free transfer after leaving Reading.

Earlier this week, Southgate told Middlesbrough's official website a deal for Mido to leave the club was close.

"We've agreed a one-year loan deal with Zamalek for Mido.

"We hope that will go through soon. We need another striker in the squad," he said.

Following Boro's relegation from the Premier League in May, the former Roma and Tottenham striker failed to turn up for the first two weeks of pre-season training and was disciplined by the club.

Mido, who has scored seven goals in 32 games for Boro, spent the end of last season on loan at Wigan, where he scored two goals in 12 games.

see also
Tuncay and Mido set for Boro exit
23 Jul 09 |  Middlesbrough
Mido back in training with Boro
21 Jul 09 |  African
Middlesbrough reject Alves offer
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Tuncay seeks transfer from Boro
10 Jun 09 |  Middlesbrough
Southgate braced for player exits
25 May 09 |  Middlesbrough

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