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Mario Melchiot quits Wigan and signs for Qatar club Umm Salal

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09 Jun 2010 08:37:57

Mario Melchiot quits Wigan and signs for Qatar club Umm Salal

Taking up Gulf: Mario Melchiot is leaving Wigan for Qatar Mario Melchiot has rejected a pay cut at Wigan and opted to join Qatar club Umm Salal instead. Melchiot, who also played for Chelsea, Birmingham and Ajax, signed a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee. The 33-year-old Dutchman turned down an offer to stay on with the Latics after being offered a better deal by the Gulf state club. The signing comes several days after Dubai-based Al Ahli announced the signing ofItaly captain Fabio Cannavaro, who was also out of contract with Juventus. Umm Salal finished seventh in the 12-team Qatar Stars league last season after finishing third in the previous two years.  Premier League transfers: Club-by-club guide to every teamPREMIER LEAGUE PRE-SEASON: Every club's summer fixture plansClub-by-club guide to the 106 Premier League stars heading to World CupPremier League players of the season: Club-by-club guide to 2009-2010Wigan agree £7.5m fee for Estudiantes striker Mauro BoselliWIGAN ATHLETIC FC


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