Following years of rumours linking Humam Tariq to a range of clubs across Europe, the player has finally found himself a new home in Turkey. The experienced 25 year old was said to have been close to signing for Udinese amongst various other Turkish sides but all previous rumours have appeared to hold no real substance.
The left winger endured a mixed tournament in the recent Gulf Cup. He performed reasonably well in the group stages but had an abysmal game in the semi final against UAE. His missed penalty in the shoot out proved costly for Iraq as they were eliminated from the tournament. The player publicly apologised for his miss and looked distraught having cost Iraq a place in the final.
Humam possess an incredible engine, where he can covers every blade of grass when on the pitch. Similar to Park Ji-Sung, formerly of Manchester United, the player will run into a brick wall for his manager. However, his reading of the game is often rash. He will too often make a poor decision or position himself incorrectly, which is a skill he will hopefully develop in the future with his new club.
Humam, 25 years of age, will join Dhurgham Ismail of Rizespor in the Turkish second division. Both players will be pushing their sides for promotion spots in the next few months. The player showed plenty of promise as a youngster but has failed to build on that potential. Hopefully this is the move that will push Humam to the next level since he has appeared to have stagnated in his development as a football player.