Premier League cult hero Manolo Gabbiadini completes shock transfer to Dubai side Al-Nasr to link up with fellow icon

PREMIER LEAGUE cult hero Manolo Gabbiadini has completed a shock move to Dubai side Al-Nasr.

The 31-year-old is best remembered for his spell at Southampton from 2017 to 2019.

Manolo Gabbiadini has joined Al-Nasr


Manolo Gabbiadini has joined Al-NasrCredit: Rex Features

Gabbiadini arrived in England from Napoli for a fee of £15million.

He got off to an incredible start with the Saints, scoring five goals in his first four matches, including a strike in the League Cup final as they lost to Manchester United 3-2.

It saw Gabbiadini win the Fans’ Player of the Month award in February 2017.

But he struggled to maintain the high standards he had set and went on to score just five goals the season after.

He left to return to his homeland of Italy, joining Sampdoria in a £12million deal.

Gabbiadini netted 33 times in 127 games for the club, seven of which came last season, as they were relegated from Serie A.

The striker has now penned a reported three-year deal with Al-Nasr and was unveiled in a video featuring a Lamborghini supercar.

He will join forces with another Prem cult hero in Dubai as ex-Tottenham and QPR star Adel Taarabt also signed for them this summer.

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The 34-year-old was a free agent after seeing his Benfica contract expire.

Al-Nasr came ninth last season in the UAE Pro League.

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