Anderson heading to the UAE

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Former Sydney FC defender Zac Anderson is close to sealing a deal in the United Arab Emirates as he contemplates his future away from the A-League.

Two clubs have made solid offers and the favourite to snare him at this stage is Emirates Club – the former home of ex-Australia international star Brett Holman.

The strapping stopper, who made just nine appearances in all competitions for the Sky Blues last season, has been contemplating a move overseas since January, in the knowledge that Sydney would be culling its squad in the off-season.

It’s understood that a final decision in his next career stop could be made within days.

Anderson, 25, who began his career with Gold Coast United before heading to Central Coast Mariners and then the Sky Blues, has been offered a multi-year deal that could seal his financial future.

Emirates Club finished 12th in the Arabian Gulf League last season, with Holman, 32, scoring five goals in 20 league games before exiting at the end of the season.