Al Wasl’s new Brazilian star, Douglas Dos Santos, has revealed that former
Corinthians team-mate Ronaldo helped to persuade him to sign for the UAE
The playmaker joined the Dubai club in a four-year deal worth $8 million,
and a certain striker played a part in the decision.
“Ronaldo is a great player, a phenomenon and playing alongside him is an
honour I will never forget,” Douglas said, according to local media.
“When Ronaldo heard that I was in talks with a club in Dubai, he urged me to
take up the offer, describing the beauty of this country and the quality of
“Ronaldo has been to Dubai many times and told me it was a very safe place,
good to stay with your family. As soon as I landed here, I realised
Ronaldo’s advice was on target.”
He added, “I know this is a big change for me, but I am happy to be here and
looking forward to the start of the season.
“I have really been heartened by the reception I have received here from the
fans. I can assure you this is a lot better than what I got at Corinthians.
So my target here will be to make the fans happy, just as they have made me
feel so welcome here.”
Al Wasl finished seventh last season and are looking to improve under new
coach Alexandre Guimaraes.