Dubai’s Al-Nasr soccer membership has signed midfielder Dia Saba from Chinese language Tremendous League membership Guangzhou R&F on a two-year deal, turning into the primary Arab membership to signal a participant from Israel.
The transfer comes lower than two weeks after the United Arab Emirates normalised relations with Israel.
“Al-Nasr has accomplished the procedures with Dia Saba […] in a contract that extends for 2 seasons after he efficiently handed medical examinations this morning,” the UAE Professional League membership mentioned in an announcement.
Saba, who’s of Palestinian origin, was born in Israel and commenced his skilled profession with Beitar Nes Tubruk earlier than becoming a member of Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2012.
He had spells at Maccabi Petah Tikva, Maccabi Netanya and Hapoel Be’er Sheva earlier than transferring to Guangzhou R&F, the place he scored 18 targets in 36 appearances. He has gained 10 caps for Israel.
Saba joins Cape Verde winger Ryan Mendes, Curacao winger Brandley Kuwas, and Portuguese midfielder Tuze as Al-Nasr’s abroad gamers.
Al-Nasr have been sixth within the standings earlier than the 2019-20 season was cancelled as a result of novel coronavirus pandemic. The brand new season will start subsequent month.