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Belhadj makes Pompey exit
09 Jul 2010 - 08:44:12
Nadir Belhadj has left Portsmouth to join Al Sadd, according to the Qatari club.
The Algeria international was expected to leave Fratton Park following Pompey's relegation from the Premier League last season.
Al Sadd, the 11-time Qatar league champions, claim the 28-year wing-back has now signed a permanent contract with them.
"The move of Belhadj to Al Sadd is really big as he will be a big addition to the team," claimed general secretary Jassim Al Rumaihi.
"We were planning to sign him a long time ago and we managed to conclude the deal with Portsmouth.
"Belhadj had a lot offers from European clubs but his desire to play with us helped us to make the deal.
"He will join us in our training camp in Italy and Austria before being presented to the media when we return to Doha."