West Bromwich Club announced that Hijazi had moved to Ittihad Jeddah on loan, with the possibility of making a final purchase after the end of the current season.
The Croatian coach confirmed that Hijazi was part of his plans to face Brighton, on Monday, the match that ended in a 1-1 positive draw in the Premier League, and indicated that the team could not bear the loss of one of its most important players.
“He is a player with experience in the Premier League, he is also an international player and a great professional who participated in our last match against Burnley,” Bilic said in a press conference about Hijazi.
“I wanted it to continue, and he wanted to stay this week,” he added. It’s a shock that he’s gone. Certainly, the club management is the one who sold him. ”
It is worth noting that the 29-year-old joined West Bromwich Albion in the summer of 2017 from Al-Ahly of Egypt, and has played 104 matches for the English team since that time.