Last Updated: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 07:55
Brett Holman is leaving Aston Villa to join United Arab Emirates club Al Nasr after the two clubs agreed a fee for the midfielder.
The 29-year-old Australia international joined Villa last summer on a Bosman free transfer from AZ Alkmaar which had been agreed in March 2012 when former boss Alex McLeish was still in charge.
Holman did get 27 appearances under Paul Lambert last term but the majority were in the first half of the season before he then slipped down the manager's pecking order.
The recent arrival of Dutch midfielder Leandro Bacuna looked ominous for Holman, who said this week that he would look for a new club if Villa couldn't guarantee him regular first-team football given that he wants to be part of the Australia squad at next summer's World Cup final in Brazil.
He said: "I'll have to look at the best place where I'll play football.
"I have to be playing to be fit. If that's at Villa then so be it, if not, then so be it as well."
And it now looks like Holman will be plying his trade in Dubai after Villa accepted an offer to get him off the books in this summer transfer window.
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