Al Ain Football Club has concluded 16 deals, including 14 contracts for free, as a kind of strategy based on the rationalization of financial expenditures since the current administration took responsibility, as it contracted with 14 players in a free transfer deal, the first of which was the Togolese international, Laba Kudjo came from the Moroccan Berkane Renaissance team with a contract until 2022 is the most prominent deal in the last season of all contracts concluded by all clubs, while the last of the free deals was the contract with the Angolan international, Welson Eduardo, coming from Braga, Portugal until 2023.
The players ’agent, Walid Al Shamsi, considered that the direction of the current Al Ain club’s administration led by Dr. Matar Al Darmaki showed a clear desire to guide financial exchange, unlike the previous period in which large sums were paid, such as contracting with Chilean Valdivia and the Brazilian player Bastos, and that the rationalization of expenses is calculated for Al Darmaki’s management and head of a company Al Ain Investment Club Muhammad bin Thaloub and Managing Director of Al Ain Club Hamad bin Nakhirat.
He told "Emirates Today" that "when a club goes in the size and value of Al Ain Club to rationalize financial expenditures, this confirms that the directives were clear to the current administration led by Al Darmaki of the necessity of rationalization, although the club is known for its high financial capabilities."
It is noteworthy that among the 14 free deals, there are 5 international players: the Togolese Laba Kudjo, the Angolan Wesson Eduardo, the Kazakh Islamman Khan Powerzhan and the Hungarian Pazlas Djogak coming from the Union of Kalba, next to the Algerian international Abdul Rahman Meziane.
The management succeeded in selling the Meziane card to the Tunisian Esperance club at 900,000 euros, according to the "Transfer Market" website for players' prices, which financially revived the club's treasury.
In the rest of the deals, the company contracted with the trio of Mohamed Gamal coming from Al-Jazira Club, and the duo Mohamed Shaker and Mohamed Hilal from the ranks of Ajman, while it contracted with the Portuguese Nani Felipe of Onyu Nigerians of Portugal, the French Omar Yassin and his countryman Idris Mazawiani from "Paris Saint-Germain" and the Brazilian Raphael Pereira from the Portuguese villa "and the Serbian Andrea Radovanovic from the Kuwaiti Kochariki, who is currently on loan to the Kalba Union and the Sudanese Walid Serag from the Sudanese Mars, who is currently on loan with Khorfakkan.
Al Ain Club has secured the future of 7 important players who are expected to shine in the future after the contracts of both Jamal Maarouf and Muhammad Abd al-Rahman "Wonder" until the summer of 2023, and contracts were also renewed by Ryan Yaslam, Guardian Muhammad Busanda, Mohsen Abdullah, Falah Walid and Salih Abdullah until 2024.
Players with whom the club contracted for free: the
Angolan international, Welson Eduardo "Braga Portuguese".
Togolese international, Laba Kudjo, "Renaissance of the Moroccan volcano"
, the Kazakh international, Islam Khan Bawarzhan, "Kyrgyz Kazakh" (expired)
Hungarian international Pazlas Djogak, "Union of Kalba" (contract expired)
Algerian international Abdul Rahman Meziane "Union of the Algerian capital" (moved to the Tunisian Esperance)
Portuguese Nani Felipe, "Onew Nigerians of Portugal".
French Omar Yassin, "Paris Saint-Germain French".
French Idriss Mazawiani, "Paris Saint-Germain French".
Brazilian Rafael Pereira, "the Portuguese villa".
Serbian Andrea Radovanovic, "Serbian Kokariki" (currently loaned to the Union of Kalba),
Sudanese Walid Siraj, "Sudanese Mars" (currently loaned Khor Fakkan).
Mohammed Jamal "Al-Jazeera".
Mohammed Hilal "Ajman".
Mohammed Shaker, "Ajman".
Brazilian Caio Canedo for $ 6 million, according to Al Ain club announcement,
Brazilian Eric de Menezes $ 57,000, according to Transfer Market.
Jamal Maarouf 2023
Rayan Delivers 2024
Muhammad Abdul Rahman 2023
Muhammad Busandah 2024
Mohsen Abdullah 2024
Falah Walid 2024
Salem Abdullah 2024