It seems we’ve almost done the deal to get Hegazi’s mate Ali Gabr on loan initially. I’m surprised that Pulis didn’t go for him as he’s a 6′ 4″ centre back! I think he plays alongside Hegazi for Egypt so let’s hope he’s as good. With the injuries to Gibbs, and Evans we could be a bit light at the back.
Providing Gibbs is not to badly injured I would not look at replacing Evans, just bring Dawson into centre back with Hegazi and play Nyom and Gibbs as full backs with McCauley as cover. Sell Evans for £25Million and use the money to either buy a striker (Ings/Austin?) or, if AP thinks JRod will get the goals to keep us up, a midfield playmaker (Cairney?).
At the moment we only have four fit defenders in Dawson, Nyom, Hegazi and McA with Brunt as a temporary LB. Both Evans and Gibbs have hamstring problems and McA is no spring chicken so Gabr is needed. He’ll be on loan so there should still be cash to get another player.