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Baniyas finally came to terms with Chilean Carlos Munoz, right, and he expected to arrive in the UAE on Saturday. Carlos Parra / EPA
Baniyas finally came to terms with Chilean Carlos Munoz, right, and he expected to arrive in the UAE on Saturday.  Carlos Parra / EPA

Arabian Gulf League: Baniyas to finally welcome Carlos Munoz

Chile international scheduled to arrive on Saturday for a medical before completing his move to Baniyas, writes Amith Passela.

Carlos Munoz, the Chile international, will arrive on Saturday for a medical before completing his move to Baniyas, the club announced Wednesday.

The 24-year-old Colo-Colo forward was an early target of Baniyas but a deal on a three-year contract broke down after the Chilean club reportedly increased their asking price from US$4 million (Dh14.7m) to $5m, prompting Baniyas to pursue other options.

The complication was believed to have arisen from a clause in Munoz's contract that stipulates his previous club, Santiago Wanderers, receive 50 per cent of any sell-on fee.

"Everything is now clear for Munoz to become a Baniyas player," the club spokesperson Khaled Al Junaibi said. "Munoz certainly will be a real value to the club. He arrives at the club with an excellent track record."

Meanwhile, Mohammed Ghuloom, the Baniyas goalkeeper, has crossed over to Al Dhafra on a one-year deal.

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