Giuseppe Mascara is the latest Italian player to try his luck in Dubai, as he confirms he will be joining Walter Zenga’s Al Nasr.
The former Catania and Napoli playmaker spent last season at Novara, but will be playing in the UAE Pro-League next term, linking up with former Fiorentina and Juventus striker Luca Toni.
“I had wanted to stay with Novara, but the club told me that if there was an important offer then I could evaluate it and eventually the one from Al Nasr seemed like the best possible,” the 32-year-old told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.
“In Italy there is a different mentality, we play a competitive football where at least four teams compete at the top and at least two until the very end.
“In Dubai there are many great characters. Diego Maradona? To meet him would be the dream of my life.”
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