Eduardo, Tigali and Mendes are the most prominent names

Mercato is a weak summer ... and Al-Ahly Youth and Al-Nasr are "an exception"

  • Brazilian star Eduardo in the Al-Ahly youth shirt is one of the most prominent deals this summer. From the source

  • Ryan Mendes during the final training of Al-Nassr Team. From the source


Youth Al-Ahly succeeded in moving the stagnant waters of the summer transfer market, and concluded two heavy-caliber deals, by contracting with Al-Hilal Saudi player, Brazilian Carlos Eduardo, 30 years old, and international defender Hamdan Al-Kamali, who came from Al-Wahda in a free transfer deal, while Al-Ahly youth's efforts are reported. To support his offensive line with the Syrian player Omar Al-Somah, according to assurances from the Saudi media in this regard.

With Al-Nasr, Al-Ahly's youth became an exception in the "current Mercato", after a group of distinguished deals for the two teams, in contrast, the big names remained absent from the contracts of other clubs, days before the start of the new season.

Eduardo is one of the most prominent names that has emerged with Al Hilal, as he played 156 matches for the blue jersey in various competitions, scored 81 goals and gave his teammates 20 assists.

The new Al-Ahly youth player also went through many experiences in Brazil and Europe, most notably between the ranks of Jeremio and Porto, before landing in 2015, among the ranks of the Asian champions.

Hamdan Al Kamali (31 years old), who received many local offers, has great experience in the local league, as he played 154 matches in the Al Annabi shirt, which makes it one of the special deals in general, and for Al Ahly youth in particular.

Move early

Al-Nassr was the initiator, as he managed to win the services of the unit's striker, Sebastian Tigali, who was registered as a local player. Tigali is one of the most important scorer in the UAE league, since his contract with Al-Wehda in 2013, scoring 209 goals, to be the club's historic scorer.

The unit allowed the departure of Tigali (35 years), for lack of agreement on the financial compensation for the renewal, to compensate the Brigadier General for the departure of the Spanish striker Negredo. Al-Nasr continued his resounding deals, by contracting Cape Verde's striker, Ryan Mendez, from Sharjah.

Mendes began his career in Batock, Cape Verde, moved to Le Havre in the French League in 2008, then moved to Lille, before moving to Leicester City in 2012. Ryan moved to Nottingham Forest in 2015, and then moved to Sharjah in 2019.

Successful experiences

The unit preferred to use the successful Moldovan Louvainor experience with Shabab Al-Ahly, and decided to contract with him to compensate for the departure of his scorer Tigali, after Al-Ahly youth decided not to extend the contract of Louvainor.

Al-Annabi included the second goal scorer, the Slovenian international, Tim Matavz, who is one of the best goalscorers of the Dutch team Wettice over the past three seasons. Matavz, 31, scored 32 goals in 69 matches for Arnhem, and Tim Matavz signed a two-year contract with Al-Wehda Club, in his first experience in the Arab region, after he had previously gone through several experiences in Slovenia, Germany and the Netherlands.

Local deals

Despite dozens of domestic deals rotated between the clubs, the biggest names in them were very few. Khalid Bawazeer, coming from Al Dhafra to Sharjah, is considered a contract for three seasons, the most prominent, after he fought with his team 18 matches last season out of 19, scored two goals, and made seven.

Al-Wasl succeeded in supporting his ranks with Shabab Al-Ahly player, Hassan Ibrahim, 30-year-old who has great experience in the local league, after playing 139 matches.

And from Al-Ahly youth, Mane` Mohamed went out to Al-Wahda, as the player suffered repeated injuries previously, which prompted him to play a few matches with Shabab Al-Ahly.

Fahd Hadid’s brilliance, last season, prompted Al Ain to sign him during the summer transfers, as he succeeded in presenting his credentials quickly, when he scored a goal against Al Dhafra in the Al Ain friendly tournament.

Hadid, the 27-year-old, has already gone through many experiences, with Khor Fakkan, Al-Nasr, the Emirates, Al-Wasl and Sharjah.

Kalba supported his ranks with the veteran midfielder, Mohammed Al Shehhi, who moved from Sharjah, who won the last Arab Gulf League titles with him.

Kalba's experience will be the fourth for Al Shehhi, who previously played for Al Wahda since the 2006/2007 season, then had a short experience with Al Dhafra, and moved to Sharjah for two seasons.

Highlights of deals

Brazilian striker Eduardo inaugurates his first experience in the Emirates with Shabab Al-Ahly.

Hamdan Al-Kamali strengthens Shabab Al-Ahly's defense, after a free transfer.

■ Al-Nasr contracts with Al-Wahda historic goalscorer, Tigali, and Sharjah star Ryan Mendes.

■ Al-Wehda gets the signature of Moldovan Louvainor, after a previously distinguished experience with Shabab Al-Ahly.

The Slovenian international, Tim Matavz, strengthens Al-Annabi attack, after he was the top scorer of the Dutch team Witez for three seasons.

■ From the youth of Al-Ahly, Mane Muhammad went out to the unit.

Khalid Bawazir, the most prominent local deals, after his move from Al Dhafra to Sharjah.

■ Hassan Ibrahim leaves Al-Ahly youth and begins a new era with Al Wasl.

■ Fahd Hadid holds the Al Ain shirt in the new season, after several experiences with different clubs.

■ Kalba supports its ranks with veteran Muhammad Al Shehhi.

• Big deals are expected in the coming days ... and talk about Al-Ahly youth's interest in the Syrian Omar Al-Somah.

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