Dubai Club Al-Nasr Sign Israel Midfielder Saba In Historic Deal

Dubai Club Al-Nasr Sign Israel Midfielder Saba In Historic Deal

Al-Nasr have signed midfielder Dia Saba from Chinese Super League club Guangzhou R&F on a two-year deal, becoming the first Arab club to sign a player from Israel.

The move comes less than two weeks after the United Arab Emirates normalised relations with Israel.

“Al-Nasr has completed the procedures with Dia Saba … in a contract that extends for two seasons after he successfully passed medical examinations this morning,” the UAE Pro League club said in a statement.

أهلاً بك ضياء محمد سبع في القلعة الزرقاء

Welcome Diaa Mohamed Saba to the blue castle #نادي_النصر#Alnasr_club pic.twitter.com/3mvqcdMcXv

— AL-NASR FC (@ALNasrSC) September 27, 2020