Omar Abdulrahman is a well-known player to many in the Asian continent but not so much amongst football’s elite. The 25 year old brilliant attacking midfielder from the United Arab Emirates has been lighting it up in his home domestic league as well as the Asian Champions league for years, leading him to win the 2016 Asian Footballer of the Year award as well as many other prestigious awards in his young career.
Omar Abdulrahman first burst on to the international scene with exquisite displays with the United Arab Emirates at the 2012 London Olympics. Since then, Abdulrahman has not looked back and has grown into a player well known for his creative ability to set up goals as well as sharp passing and dribbling skills.
The performances of Abdulrahman over the years has many led many fans, players, and pundits to believe the Emirati player is ready to make the jump to Europe’s best leagues and blaze a trail for future players to follow.
The time looks like it finally has come, as the French Ligue 1 club OGC Nice have launched a bid to bring Abdulrahman to France for a season long loan deal. According to reports, Abdulrahman’s current employers Al Ain have rejected the first initial bid by Nice a few weeks ago, but Nice are determined to strike a deal for the attacking midfielder and have flown out a club representative to personally meet with Al-Ain’s officials in order to successfully complete the deal.
With Nice’s persistence and Al-Ain’s willingness to listen, many believe a deal could be wrapped to bring the creative player to France very soon this summer. Its not too common a player from Abdulrahman’s region of the world are brought to a relevant club in Europe’s best leagues, but with the potential of the deal being completed soon, that could all finally change.