Algeria international

Belhadj leaves Portsmouth for Al Sadd

July 9, 2010

Eleven-time Qatar league champions Al Sadd have announced the signing of Algeria international Nadir Belhadj from Portsmouth.

Nadir Belhadj
GettyImagesNadir Belhadj: Algeria international off to Qatar

Al Sadd confirmed on their official website they have agreed terms with Portsmouth for the 28-year-old defender to join them on a permanent deal. Belhadj joined Portsmouth from French side Lens in 2009.

"The move of Belhadj to Al Sadd is really big as he will be a big addition to the team,'' Al Sadd general secretary Jassim Al Rumaihi told the club's official website.

"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.''