Abu Dhabi football giants, Al Ain is getting all their arsenal ready and making preparations for the upcoming season.
With this in mind, the club has gone on to sign a new striker, Marcus Berg of Swedish origin. Berg, who was previously in Greece club, Panathinaikos before his signing, will now join Al Ain on a contract that is expected to last for two years.
The new signing was confirmed by the club on their Twitter account. For Al Ain, this would be their second foreign signing, with Japanese midfielder, Tsukasa Shiotani being the first.
Shiotani was shipped in to replace South Korean Lee Myung Joo. On his own part, Berg who was the highest goal scorer in the Greek League, will be replacing Saudi striker, Nasser Al Shamrani. He is expected to wear the number 9 on his back.
Al Ain has put Danilo Asprilla, a Colombian winger on sale and he would soon be on his way out of the club.
This has led to a vacuum which the club is planning to fill very soon by signing one more foreigner to strengthen their squad.
The club will surely be hoping to make their squad ready in anticipation of their quarter final first leg game in the Champions League competition to be played on August 21 against Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal.
Chairman of the Al Ain Football Club board of directors, Ganem Mubarak Al Hajri noted that the management will try their possible best to provide as much support to coach Zoran Mamic’s as regards his requirements.
“We have re-doubled our efforts to provide all that is requested by Coach Zoran. We want Al Ain to reach the required degree of readiness for the new season at the local and continental levels to achieve our desired objectives,” said Al Hajri while welcoming Berg to the club.