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Sudan’s Al Hilal defender in Barcelona trials with Catalan giants

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A defender from Sudanese club Al Hilal has been called up by Barcelona FC for trials Al Hilal announced on its official webpage on Sunday.

The 21-year-old Ivorian center back, Soualio Dabila Ouattara, was requested by the Catalan giants and has arrived in Barcelona on Monday.

According to a statement by Al Hilal Club’s Secretary General, Emad Al Tayeb, the Sudanese club has been officially communicating with the management of Barcelona who have requested the addition of Ouattara to their ranks over the past few weeks.

“Barcelona has already sent a visa and a first class ticket onboard Turkish Airlines to conduct tests,” Al Tayeb said on the club’s official webpage on Sunday.

Ouattara, a new addition to Al Hilal joined the club in May from Ivorian top flight club Africa Sports d'Abidjan.