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Luis Figo joining Saudi Arabia's Al Ittihad

Luis Figo joining Saudi Arabia's Al Ittihad

Portuguese soccer star Luis Figo signed with Al Ittihad on Wednesday, and will move to Saudi Arabia next week.
Figo will play for six months for US$8 million (euro6 million), said a club official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the information should be released by the club's head Mansour al-Balawi.
The 34-year-old Figo has been with Inter Milan since 2005. Before then, he'd played for Sporting Lisbon, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.
He retired from internationals after the World Cup third-place playoff against Germany in July in which he earned a record 127th cap for Portugal.
Figo is expected to stay for a few days in Dubai before arriving in Jiddah on Jan. 5, the official said.
Al Ittihad won the Asian Champions League in 2004 and 2005, and was knocked out in the quarterfinals this year.


Updated : 2020-12-01 08:26 GMT+08:00