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Wigan Athletic Al Qahtani full of Eastern Promise

Wigan Athletic  Al Qahtani full of Eastern Promise


Wigan Athletic are still being linked with a move for Saudi Arabian superstar Yasser Al Qahtani according to reports circulating around the Gulf.

At the launch of 'The Face of Gillette in the Middle East` campaign Al Qahtani was questioned by reporters about the speculation and he was quite frank with his answers, he told them:

"I am quite eager and anxious to join a European league. I think it is the dream of every player to play at the top level to improve his skills

"I like the idea of playing with Amr Zaki and I hope that a deal can happen, I am open to a move. If there is a good contract, then there is no problem

'My ultimate ambition is to play in the Premier League."


The Al Hilal star turned down a move to Manchester City last year because he felt that the contract wasn`t right for him so it may take a big offer for the Latics to get their man.

Al Qahtani is the record transfer between two Saudi clubs when he moved from Al-Qadisiya to his present club Al Hilal in 2005 for a reported sum somewhere between $5.3 million US and $10 million US.

There is a lot of interest back in his homeland on this proposed move and with Zaki already firing for the Latics another Arabian Knight would certainly be full of Eastern Promise

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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Tuesday October 28 2008
Time: 1:27PM

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Speculation is rife on this move
worbo
28/10/2008 13:30:00
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I've heard a lot of good things about this guy - if he arrives in January, I'll be adjusting my Fantasy Football squad to include him... It already has Zaki!
The_Legend_Of_Zola
28/10/2008 14:19:00
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Nice one Zaki and Qahtani, sound like a comedy duo, lets hope we will be laughing all the way to Europe
worbo
28/10/2008 14:26:00
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If you guys feel its a Striker too many, gift him to us!
JT_daniel
28/10/2008 15:09:00
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Nice to see more Arabs in EPL lots of talent in that region.
ArabianKnight
28/10/2008 19:57:00
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Arabian Knight eh? LOL
ArabianKnight
28/10/2008 19:57:00
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