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Al Wahda sign Al Dhafra's Nicolas Milesi 

Abu Dhabi: Al Wahda FSCC received a boost for their 2019-20 season after signing Uruguayan Nicolas Milesi from UAE Pro League rivals Al Dhafra on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old midfielder will join the Abu Dhabi-based club on a season-long loan after making 21 appearances and scoring a goal for Al Dhafra who finished 10th in the league last season.

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Al Wahda finished third in the domestic league, 13 points behind champions Sharjah, which earned them direct qualification into the 2020 AFC Champions League.

With Milesi on board, newly appointed head coach Maurice Steijn will add the Uruguayan to the mix of foreign imports which include Argentinian Sebastian Tagliabue, Leonardo of Brazil and Korea Republic defender Rim Chang-woo.

Al Wahda's next big test will be in the form of Saudi Pro League champions Al Nassr in the 2019 AFC Champions League Round of 16 in a two-legged fixture on August 5 and 18.