Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Al-Arabi Club of Qatar announced, on Friday, the completion of the contract with Syrian striker Omar Al-Soma, coming from the Saudi club Al-Ahly Jeddah.
The Qatari club published a picture of Al-Arabi officials gathering with Al-Soma after signing the contract, on its Twitter page.
Al-Arabi Club revealed that the contract of the 34-year-old Syrian striker extends for two seasons.
Al-Somah did not travel with the Al-Ahly delegation in Jeddah to the preparatory camp for the next season, after news was reported by Saudi media about the signing of a financial clearance between him and Al-Ahly, after contracting with Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino.
The Syrian striker played with Al-Arabi Al-Qatari last season, coming from Al-Ahly on a season-long loan.
Al-Somah announced at the end of last season that he was committed to his contract with Al-Ahly, and that he would return to play in Saudi Arabia, but the Saudi Public Investment Fund’s acquisition of the club and its conclusion of contracts with players from major European clubs prompted Al-Ahly to dispense with its historic scorer.
Al-Somah achieved many achievements over the course of eight seasons he played with Al-Ahly, and became the historical top scorer in the Saudi Professional League, before he topped the list of top scorers in Asia while he was with Al-Arabi Al-Qatari last season.
Al-Somah moved to the ranks of Al-Ahly Jeddah in 2014 from the Kuwaiti club Al-Qadisiyah, after he started his football career in the Al-Fatwa Club belonging to the city of Deir Ezzor, from which the Syrian striker hails.
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