18 Jul 2017 - 1:42
Al Gharafa sign up midfielder Jimenez
Qatar Stars League (QSL) side Al Gharafa have continued their busy summer transfer window by announcing the capture of former Al Arabi midfielder Luis Jimenez (pictured above) on a two-year deal.
Gharafa unveiled the former Chile international midfielder late on Saturday evening, in the presence of club officials and head coach Jean Fernandez.
Jimenez has been handed the number 10 shirt this season, and the move seems to mean that Slovakian winger Vladimir Weiss is set to leave the Cheetahs this season.
Speaking on his move to Gharafa, Jiménez revealed it was an easy process switching from his former club Al Arabi.
“The negotiations have been very smooth with Al Gharafa, after my contract had been terminated with Al Arabi by mutual consent,” said the seasoned player in a statement.
“I am no stranger to football in Qatar, and I know that Al Gharafa is a strong side.
“We have the potential to compete this season for trophies and I hope this is the case” added the 33 year old midfielder who scored ten goals last season for Al Arabi,” he added.
Jimenez will now join his team-mates for preseason training ahead of the new QSL campaign. Al Gharafa are set for a preseason training camp in Turkey which is scheduled to run from August 2 to 22.