Manchester City eye a move for UAE star

Roberto Mancini hopes to bring Al-Ain playmaker Omar Abdulrahman to Manchester City

Adam Storer
Published 01/28/2013 14:07 by Adam Storer.

United Arab Emirates star Omar Abdulrahman has been named as a possible target for Manchester City according to talkSPORT.

Playmaker Abdulrahman took part in a trial at City last summer, but they were unable to materialise a move for the Al Ain midfielder.

Roberto Mancini has reportedly renewed his interest in the 21-year-old, but German club Hamburg have also registered an interest in the Saudi-born UAE international.

Abdulrahman was influential during the London 2012 Olympics, despite his nation gaining just one point in their group, which included Team GB and Uruguay.

Having impressed in these matches, Uruguay's Luis Suarez and Team GB captain Ryan Giggs swapped shirts with him.

Abdulrahman has the technical ability, matched with great balance and vision, which allowed him to catch the eye of many during the Olympics.

He also has a cracking left-foot, which has been unleashed to score many goals, with his tally for the season at seven goals in just 14 appearances from midfield.

Some have likened Abdulrahman to former Argentinian midfielder Pablo Aimar due to his array of skills, while some believe he holds similar attributes to a young Cristiano Ronaldo.

With just days left in the January transfer window, could this exciting young prospect be on his way to the Etihad Stadium?


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