Uruguayan midfielder Nicolas Melesi said he was happy with his move to Al Annabi from Al Dhafra, saying that his move to Al Wahda was resolved within two hours.
On Wednesday, Al Wahda Football Company announced the signing of Melesi from Al Dhafra on a contract until 2021, after Annabi had signed the Uruguayan player on loan until the end of the season during the current summer transfer window. In the AFC Champions League, and in the first two games in the Arabian Gulf Cup, he contributed to the decision of Al-Haddawiya to negotiate with Al-Dhafra for the final signing of the player.
Melesi said in a video posted by the club on his official account on the social networking site «Twitter», that since joining «Annabi» knowing that he joined a large team, indicating that he was relieved after being loaned from Al Dhafra to the unit.
He added: «I did not hesitate to approve the offer of Al Wahda club to move to the final team, as everything was resolved within two hours, and I was very happy because of approaching the management of Annabi me about continuing with the team».
He continued: «I promise the club to give everything I have, and I thank the fans of the unit, which is the best incentive for me to appear well, as I always read their messages to me on social media, and thank them for their support, which made me feel comfortable with the team "I promise them to show well, be responsible and do my best to serve the team."
In a press statement, Al-Wehda thanked the Board of Directors of Al-Dhafra for facilitating the final transfer of the player to Al-Wahda. It is worth mentioning that Al Wahda currently has four foreign players through the signing of Nicolas Melesi, the maintenance of Argentine striker Sebastian Tigale, the Korean defender Chang Rim and the newcomer to the Brazilian team Eduardo Voltan (18 years), who was registered as a resident player. He grew up and played for Brazilian academies, and he is a midfielder. He has spent a while living in Al Wahda before officially wearing the Annabi shirt.
Annabi hopes that Melesi will be the required addition at the level of attack alongside Eduardo Voltan, as well as the top scorer Tigale, along with the captain and veteran Ismail Matar. The final signing with Melesi made up for the departure of Brazilian Leonardo, who officially announced his move to Al-Ahly youth a few days ago.
It is noteworthy that Al Wahda will play an important match against Bani Yas tomorrow in the third rounds of the Arabian Gulf Cup at Al Nahyan Stadium, where Annabi hopes to secure the ninth point to strengthen his chest for the second group, after his superiority in the first and second rounds on Fujairah 3-1, as well as the same result over the champion League Sharjah.
- Unity about Melesi's contract from loan to contract
Final after the player's brilliance in recent games.