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Official: Al Wasl sign Manchester City midfielder Anthony Cáceres on loan with an option to buy

Manchester City-owned midfielder Anthony Cáceres has joined UAE side Al Wasl after one and a half years on loan at sister club Melbourne City.

The 24-year-old is moving to the Dubai-based club on an initial loan deal with an option to buy, after becoming frustrated by a lack of game time in Melbourne. Melbourne City’s signing of Stefan Mauk and their ongoing pursuit of James Troisi led to the former Central Coast Mariners midfielder deciding on a move.

Al Wasl’s Argentine coach Rodolfo Arruabarrena, who like Cáceres has Uruguayan heritage, recently called the player and convinced him to move to Al Wasl, a club previously coached by the legendary Diego Maradona.

Manchester City paid around £145,000 to sign Cáceres from the Central Coast Mariners in January 2016, instantly loaning him to Melbourne City, where he played until deciding on a new adventure in the Middle East.

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