Al Ain have brought in Al Wasl midfielder Rashid Essa on a one-year loan deal as they strengthen the squad ahead of their Champions League quarterfinal clash against Saudi club Al Ittihad.
Essa, a member of the UAE Olympic team at the 2012 London Games, has been a long-time target for Al Ain, but a cartilage injury and surgery had put him out of action for the past year.
The 23-year-old is back in training now and Wasl could not turn down Al Ain as they came back with an offer for the man.
“A great player moves from one great team to another,” said an official Al Wasl tweet. “We will long for your return and we expect you to sparkle with Al Ain.”
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