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Omar Gaber is heading to Basel but could yet star in the Premier League one day.

Basel's Omar Gaber wants to follow in Mohamed Elneny and Mohamed Salah's footsteps

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Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny may be the only Egyptian plying his trade in the Premier League at present, but that could change in years to come.

Nine players from the North African country have played in the English top-flight, with Chelsea misfit Mohamed Salah the next most recent Egyptian addition.

Salah and Elneny have something else in common too – they both made a name for themselves in Europe following a successful stint in Switzerland with Basel.

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Latest talent 

And with the Swiss giants proving to be something of a breeding ground for Egyptian stars, Premier League fans might want to pay close attention to their latest North African recruit.

In Omar Gaber, Basel may have uncovered the latest in a long line of Egyptian talent, and he told BBC Sport that he would love to emulate Elneny and Salah.  

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A versatile 24-year-old right-sided midfielder, Gaber came through the youth ranks at Egyptian club Zamalek and became a mainstay in the first-team. 

During that time, he won one Egyptian Premier League title, along with a further three Egyptian Cups. 

Promising future 

Instrumental in Zamalek’s recent success, Gaber played 138 games for the Cairo club, scoring 13 goals in the process.

Capped by Egypt on nine occasions, he’s also had a taste of London life, having represented the Pharaohs at the 2012 Olympics. That could mean Arsenal or Chelsea might be able to tempt him. 

He has been a hard-working, high-energy addition to Basel's squad, and should his spell in Switzerland prove as successful as his time in Egypt, bigger and better things could be just around the corner. 

Salah has been showing Chelsea what they are missing in his spell at Roma, and with Elneny also impressing for Arsenal, a Premier League switch for Gaber in the not-too-distant future shouldn't be ruled out. 

Which Premier League club should sign Gaber? Have your say in the comments. 

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