Qatar football club signs PSG star in $14.7m deal

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Paris Saint-Germain football star Anderson Luiz de Carvalho is in Qatar to sign a US$14.7m contract with Al Gharafa.

The Brazilian winger, known as Nene, preferred an 18-month long deal with Al Rayyan-based club Al Gharafa over other offers, including one from Italian giants AC Milan.

Nene has been playing for Qatar-owned Ligue 1 side Paris Saint Germain since July 2010, but announced at the end of last season via Twitter that he was going to leave the team. Some say that friction with Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti hastened his departure.

The 31-year old top-scorer at Paris St Germain with 21 goals last season told French television programme Telefoot: “The pay is wonderful. There are things that only happen once in a lifetime. I don’t know if people will understand. I’m going to be 32, and time goes quickly. I just thought about my future and secured it for my family”.

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