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Saudi prince yet to sign at Salisbury
SAUDI Arabian prince Khalid Bin Bader Alsaud is yet to sign a contract at Salisbury City, the Journal understands.
New Moroccan chairman Otail Touzar announced the 19-year-old as Whites’ first summer signing earlier today. But the midfielder hasn’t put pen to paper, the Old Sarum club have revealed.
“No players have signed for Salisbury City as of today,” a spokesman from the Club told the Journal.
“No one has registered.”
Salisbury were informed at a Football Conference board meeting on Friday that the players’ wages bills need to be paid by Thursday if they are to preserve their place in the division.
Until the outstanding debts are met, no players can be signed.
Mr Touzar, who bought the club with Mark Winter from outgoing owner William Harrison-Allan last month, declared in the press release: “Khalid is a hard working individual who loves and understands his football.
“I’ve been receiving great reviews on him from my scouts and advisors, and we look forward to welcoming him to join the rest of the squad for pre-season and hopefully this will be an opportunity for him to learn and develop both as a player and person.”
Alsaud says “I’m very happy to be joining Salisbury and am looking forward to an exciting new chapter in my life.”
Longtime skipper Brian Dutton, and striker Jamie White, who completed a move to Darrell Clarke’s Bristol Rovers on Friday, have already left, with more set to depart.