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Oman football: Ali Al Habsi linked with Al-Hilal move

According to sources, the goalkeeper is set to sign a two-year deal with the Saudi club.



Oman’s football hero Ali Al-Habsi is being strongly linked with a move away from Reading FC to Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal Club. According to reports from London, Al Habsi is closing in on a switch to Al-Hilal and a deal could be announced in the next couple of days.

According to sources, the goalkeeper is set to sign a two-year deal with the Saudi club and earn around £1.5m a year.

Reading FC will receive just over £600,000 as a transfer fee in two installments, according to the report.

However, Al-Habsi signed a new contract with Reading in January, tying him down until the summer of 2019 in Berkshire.

The 35-year-old goalkeeper played a key role in Reading’s season last year, helping them reach the Championship play-off final.