The Arabian Gulf League’s new boys have wasted no time this summer in terms of bolstering their squad ahead of what promises to be a challenging 2016/17 campaign.
Jordanian attacking midfielder Yaseen Al Bakhit was signed from Faisaly Amman in May and he was joined by Romanian duo Adrian Ropotan and Mihai Radut last month. Obeid confirmed to Al Bayan that he is looking to bring in a striker to fill the remaining berth of the four-player foreign quota.
“We are looking at several options to fill the position of central, outright striker for the club and the fourth foreign player and have a list of 25 to 30 names,” said Obeid.
“The fourth foreign professional to join it to the first team will be a pleasant surprise for fans and lovers of the club.”
It’s already been a busy summer for the Tornado, who have also strengthened with an array of Emirati arrivals. The most eye-catching addition has been that of Emirates Club forward Mohammed Malallah, who scored six goals for the Falcons last season.
He has been joined by former Emirates team-mate Mahmoud Hassan , Al Shabab attacker Essa Obaid, Sharjah full-back Bader
Abdulrahman and former Al Shaab forward Maher Jassim.
Obeid added that the remaining foreign import will be of international pedigree, like Jordanian international Al Bakhit and Romanian internationals Radut and Ropotan, the latter of whom was on the fringes of the Euro 2016 squad.