UAE's Star Footballer Rejects Europe's Offers And Is Joining The Saudi League Instead
UAE's midfielder and popular footballer Omar Abdul Rahman is set to be on loan for Saudi's Al Hilal team in Riyadh on Monday. The decision comes after the player agreed to the loan from Al Ain for an entire season, reports Gulf News.
(Image Credit: Twitter/@Omar___A10)
Al Hilal will hold a free event at the King Fahd Stadium on Monday
Although no official announcements about Abdul Rahman's loan has been announced, Al Hilal has tweeted their plans for a free event on Monday night to welcome the new players.
New players coming into the Kingdom always mean more hype for football lovers in the Kingdom.
Omar Abdulrahman at the Austrian camp💜. pic.twitter.com/zngdWDnsNT— Omar Abdulrahman (@Omar___A10) July 30, 2017
Abdulrahman is a Riyadh-born player so his return would be monumental
The player, Abdul Rahman, who was also 2016's Asian Player of the Year is reportedly in a contract extension with Al Ain on the condition that he spends a season on loan at Al Hilal.
The Riyadh-born player will make a return to the Kingdom, and returning to the team (Al Hilal) whom he also played for as a youth player in 2000.
Many are wondering why he opted to stay in the region
UAE star Omar Abdulrahman is about to make the first move of his career but is staying in Asia, going on loan to Al-Hilal from Al Ain.— Jon Arnold (@ArnoldcommaJon) August 8, 2018
It got me wondering: Who's Concacaf's biggest 'what if?', a player who seemed like he'd succeed in Europe but never left the region.
Even reports of the amount he was paid for the year-long loan went around the web!
Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia have just signed Al Ain’s playmaker Omar Abdulrahman on one year loan for 14 million euro! pic.twitter.com/CsZjOwPNMX— Photos of Football (@photosofootball) August 8, 2018
Yeah, it will kinda suck to never witness Omar Abdulrahman test himself in Europe, but it’s also really cool to see him return to Riyadh and play for his boyhood club in Al Hilal. My two cents.— Ante Jukić (@a_jukic) August 8, 2018
but Al Hilal supporters are loving it!
The transfer we’ve all been waiting for (kinda), Omar Abdulrahman is officially an Al-Hilal player! https://t.co/8KYAJnnfoF— Martin Lowe (@plasticpitch) August 8, 2018