x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

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.

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

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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