Transfer News: Shareef Adnan, Leo Zamora, and others on the move
Hernan Madrid (L), is officially presented as a Wadi Al-Nes player.
So it's that time of year again, Palestinian players across the Middle East and the world have been agreeing terms with new clubs. Palestinian wingback Shareef Adnan who was capped last year during the Iraq friendlies will move from Al-Faisaly to... Al-Faisaly. No, that isn't a typographical error- he's moving from the famous Jordanian club to the less famous Saudi one. Adnan, who had spent time most of the past two seasons on loan to WBPL side Shabab Al-Khaleel (Hebron), will join on a one-year deal worth $90,000. Al-Faisaly will be hoping to stay up in the Zain Saudi League after gaining promotion from the first division last season.
Leo Zamora, who was set to sign with Al-Masry last year before financial troubles scrapped the move, has signed with Harras Al-Hodoud. Zamora stated that he agreed to join the club in order to facilitate a return to the national team.
Wadi Al-Nes of the West Bank Premier League has been the most active in the transfer market. Moving to secure the signatures of Hernan Madrid, Emad Ayoub, and former Olympic team player Raad Qumsieh famous for scoring an absolute belter in a game against Kuwait. The other national team player of note to join the ranks of the now professional WBPL is Fadi Lafi who will captain Hilal Al-Quds (Jerusalem)
It seems that Al-Arabi, one of Kuwait's biggest clubs, has joined Al-Faisaly in the race to sign Majed Abusidu. He has started training with the club this week and could sign for the club if he impresses during the trial phase. The one stumbling block, however, is that Al-Arabi already have three non-Kuwaiti nationals in the side and would have to let go of one in order to sign Abusidu.
Another player that could be on the move is Imad Zatara, who has returned from his loan to Nimes Olympique and rejoined with Syrianska. His next rumored move is to be to a club in the Gulf with Ettifaq (Saudi Arabia), Ajman (UAE), Wasl (UAE), and a Qatari club all interested in the player.