Dubai: Al Nasr have signed Dia Saba, an Israeli midfielder of Arab descent, from Chinese club Guangzhou R&F on a three-year deal, the UAE side have announced.
The Arabian Gulf League club did not disclose the price paid but Saba reportedly cost 2.5 million euros. Saba becomes the fourth Al Nasr signing ahead of the new season.
The midfielder, 27, signed his new contract in the presence of Al Nasr Chairman, Abdul Rahman Abu Al Shawarib, members of the company’s board of directors and his agent, and received the No. 9 shirt.
According to reports in China and Israel, Saba will earn around Dh917,000 per month.
"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," it said in a statement.
Al Nasr tweeted footage of Sabia, dribbling and shooting in their Al Maktoum Stadium.
Al Nasr’s other new players include Sebastian Tagliabue, Ryan Mendes, Abdul Rahman Youssef and Caique Jesus.