Omar Abdulrahman and Amer Abdulrahman have joined Al Jazira is a huge double swoop for the Abu Dhabi club.
The duo have moved on a free transfer and will join their new team-mates for the first time when the squad returns from their pre-season training camp in the Netherlands on Friday.
Omar, 27, who has 71 international caps, is a prolific forward with an eye for goal and creativity seeing him named as the Asian Player of the Year in 2016.
The move marks a return to UAE football after his contract with Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal ended and will boost Al Jazira’s attacking options this season.
Amer arrives at Al Jazira, having featured for Al Ain and Baniyas. The 30-year-old centre-midfielder, who made 76 appearances for the UAE will bring plenty of experience to the squad having played more than 150 matches in all competitions in the UAE.
Speaking on the new signings, His Excellency Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi, board member of the Club and chairman of Al Jazira Football Company, said: “Thanks to Allah for helping us to finalise these important signings. They are another example of the big ambitions of this club and I am grateful to the higher management of Al Jazira FC for their continuous support and wise leadership. We wish Omar and Amer a fantastic season ahead. Best of luck to them and their team-mates as we go in search of success on the pitch.”
Omar is excited to the new challenge ahead at Al Jazira. He said: “I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the management of Al Jazira for the trust they have shown in my ability. I am here to help the club reach its goals this season, and in many more to come.
“I have several friends already at the club but I’m excited to meet up with the full squad in the coming days. I will work hard to gain the respect of the coaching staff, the players and the fans. I’m really optimistic about the future and I believe that we will celebrate a lot of good things together.”
Amer described the switch as an opportunity he simply could not turn down. He said: “First of all I want to offer my sincere gratitude to Al Jazira Club for their belief in me. This is an amazing club with a reputation for developing UAE national players. I will give everything to be at my best and to repay the club for the opportunity, but I also want to use this chance to inspire younger players and the next generation.”
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