Kharja passes medical, signs two-year deal with Al Arabi

Morocco international Houssine Kharja on Friday signed a two-year deal with Qatar Stars League (QSL) outfit Al Arabi, club officials said. Kharja passed a medical on Thursday, a club official said. The 29-year-old will be seen in Al Arabi colours later this September.

The news club president Hitmi Ben Ali Hitmi said he was pleased to see the negotiations finalised successfully. Ali said Al Arabi are targeting more overseas players - especially from Japan and Korea - to strengthen the side ahead of the new season. "I am happy to be here.

I hope all goes well as I am looking for some quality football in Doha," Kharja said on Thursday. Kharja is the third major signing for Al Arabi this season.

Kharja is expected to fill in the void left by Iranian Hadi Aqili who quit Al Arabi last season. On 18 August 2011, Fiorentina signed Kharja on a co-ownership deal, signing a two-year deal. On Friday, Kharja officially ended his association with Fiorentina following his new deal with Al Arabi. The new QSL season starts in September.