There were also rumors linking the Bethlehemite to Al-Faisaly of Saudi Arabia in a move that would have seen him make close to $250,000/year.
In the end, the ambition of Shabab Al-Khaleel would not be denied. The Hebronite club came the closest to meeting Ashraf Nu'man's wage demands (he'll make around $80-90,000 according to most reports) and he will surely be the best compensated player in the WBPL next season. He'll be expected to slot into Abdelhamid Abuhabib's position as the young Gazan chose to return to Shabab Balata after just one season with the Bianconeri.
The club hasn't stopped there, however, also announcing the singings of Husam Abu Saleh and Khaled Me'ary- two Hilal Al-Quds players who are allegedly under contract. If reports are to be believed, they're lining up a contract offer to Abdelatif Bahdari.
It should be noted that this move guarantees Ashraf Nu'man's participation at the Challenge Cup Finals in March.