Described as 'arguably the best footballer on Earth not plying his trade in Europe or South America' by an Italian newspaper, Aboutrika has been coveted by many of Europe's top clubs. The 34-year-old - winner of two African Cup of Nations with Egypt - is the biggest new arrival to the Pro League. Pic: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images
Barcelona, Porto, Inter, Chelsea... Quaresma boasts one of the most impressive resumes among any stars to grace the UAE. It would have been a treat to watch him alongside Pablo Aimar in the Al Ahli midfield, but the deal for the Argentine did not work out. Still, the Portuguese has enough tricks in his bag to wow the fans. Pic: Mike Young / The NationaL
Having made his professional debut at the age of 15 in 2004, the Japanese striker is the youngest scorer inJ League history. "I am very lucky to have him. He never gives up, never ever leaves a chance," said Walter Zenga, the Al Nasr coach. And he proved that with a goal on his debut. Pic: Fabio Bozzani/EPA
With 80 caps for Sweden and appearances at the 2006 World Cup and three European Championships, Wilhelmsson brings plenty of experience to Baniyas. He has also won league and cup titles in Belgium, Italy, Saudi Arabia and the US. The 33-year-old is a sound investment given his track record. Pic: Hassan Ammar/AP
Winner of the Golden Boot in the 2011 African Champions League and the 2012 African Confederations Cup, the ZImbabwean spent the last three seasons with Al Hilal in Saudan. Kalba, who signed him on loan, will rely on his goals if they are to avoid relegation. Pic: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP
Ahmed Rizvi looks at the biggest signings to take place during the January Pro League transfer window.