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Romania’s Mitrita joins Al Ahli Saudi FC

Jeddah: Seven-time Saudi Pro League champions Al Ahli Saudi FC have announced Romanian international forward Alexandru Mitrita as the latest addition to their squad.

Mitrita joins the Saudi giants on loan for a season and a half from MLS outfit New York City FC, with an option to sign a contract by the end of the loan period.

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Besides featuring for several Romanian clubs, the 25-year-old winger spent three seasons in Italy with Pescara before moving to the United States to play for New York City last year.

He played for Romania's youth teams and made his international debut with the national team in 2018. He will arrive in Jeddah after the international break.

Mitrita is the latest player to join Al Ahli, who recently signed Moroccan midfielder Driss Fettouhi as the Jeddah outfit boost their squad for the 2020-21 Saudi Pro League season.

Al Ahli’s 2020 AFC Champions League campaign was ended by fellow Saudi club Al Nassr in the quarter-finals.

Photo: AFP

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