Argentina's Mercado joins Al Rayyan
Doha: Argentina international Gabriel Mercado has signed for Qatari team Al-Rayyan, the club said Tuesday, following a three-year stint at Sevilla.
"In our first deal for the new season, the club announces it has officially signed the Argentine defender Gabriel Mercado to be one of our foreign players for next season," Al Rayyan posted on their Twitter account.
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Al Rayyan added that he had signed a contract but gave no details about its duration or terms.
However Spanish media reported that Mercado had been handed a one-year deal.
الريان يتعاقد رسميا مع الارجنتيني جايرييل ميركادو— AlRayyanSC (@AlrayyanSC) June 11, 2019
في أولي صفقات نادينا للموسم الجديد يعلن النادي عن تعاقده رسميا مع المدافع الارجنتيني جابرييل ميركادو ليكون احد لاعبينا الأجانب في الموسم القادم، واللاعب الجديد قادم من نادي اشبيليه الإسباني الذي لعب معه في السنوات الثلاث الماضية pic.twitter.com/LqztTar1Bg
Mercado had expressed his desire to be a "necessary addition" to the Qatari league side, said a subsequent tweet.
Al Rayyan did not advance past the group stage of the 2019 AFC Champions League and finished fourth in the 2018-19 Qatar Stars League.
Sources: AFP, Al Rayyan
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