Mexican defender Moreno joins Gharafa
July 30 2019 11:01 PM

Mexican central defender Hector Moreno has left Real Sociedad in Spain to sign for Al Gharafa in the Qatari league, both clubs announced yesterday. The 31-year-old has played 100 times for Mexico.
He has played for Espanyol, PSV Eindhoven and Roma. “Real Sociedad and Al Gharafa SC have reached an initial agreement for the transfer of Hector Moreno,” the San Sebastian club said. 
“The player is in Qatar, with the permission of the club, to pass the medical examination.” Al Gharafa club then posted a picture of Moreno in Qatar.
Last week, Gharafa confirmed the signing of Algerian attacking midfielder Sofiane Hanni from Russia’s Spartak Moscow. Capped six times by his country, Hanni began his professional career in France with Nantes before going on to play for clubs in both Turkey and Belgium. He joined Spartak in January 2018. 
Gharafa finished eighth in the Qatar Stars League standings last season. 

Uzbek striker Rashidov 
signs for Qatar SC
Uzbekistan international striker Sardor Rashidov has returned to Asian club football, joining Qatar Sports Club ahead of the 2019-20 Qatar Stars League season. A three-time Uzbekistan Super League winner who has been capped 49 times by his country, Rashidov joins the Doha club after a brief stint with Portuguese top-flight outfit Nacional de Madeira, for whom he appeared just seven times, scoring three goals – all of which came in his second match for the club against Feirense in February. 
Rashidov has already linked up with his new teammates at Qatar SC’s pre-season camp in Madrid ahead of the resumption of his career in the Gulf, where he has previously appeared for clubs in both Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
Qatar SC narrowly avoided relegation last season, needing to overcome Muaitheer SC in a play-off to retain their top-flight status after finishing in 11th place.

Hernandez joins AL Ahli 
on free transfer 
Uruguay international Abel Hernandez has joined Al Ahli on a free transfer for a  three-year contract. He was released by his former  club CSKA Moscow.   
The 28-year-old striker previously played for English side Hull City, breaking the club’s transfer record in 2014 when he signed for £10 million.
Hernandez was heavily speculated to be heading to Championship outfit Nottingham Forest in recent weeks but his move to Al Ahli will bring a lift to the Brigadiers who have been struggling for goals in the last couple of seasons.

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