The 24-year-old, who was on loan to the A-League side from sister club Manchester City, was pictured with club officials from the UAE Pro League outfit.

The Cheetahs were runners up in 2016/17 and have taken the Aussie on loan with an option to buy.

New City coach Warren Joyce has had mixed fortunes in the transfer market - losing the battle for Socceroo James Troisi to crosstown rivals Melbourne Victory,  but capturing the signature of Olyroos midfielder Stefan Mauk on a one-year loan deal from Dutch second division side NEC Nijmegen.

Caceres' move to the Melbourne club at the beginning of 2016 was controversial The former Mariners stalwart was sold to the Manchester EPL giants and immediately loaned to Melbourne City.

He made 38 appearances for the A-League's big spenders, scoring three goals.