The 31-year-old, who arrived from Napoli in the summer of 2020 as one of Carlo Ancelotti's signings, has not played a single minute of football for Frank Lampard's team this season. He was deemed surplus to requirements after the arrivals of Idrissa Gana Gueye and Amadou Onana and as a result a deal was struck to allow him to join the UAE Pro League club.
England were relegated from their Nations League group following their recent 1-0 defeat to Italy, meaning Monday's game with Germany will be nothing more than a World Cup warm-up fixture. "I am not foolish," said the England boss.
‘He can’t get away with it,’ mother says