Qatar football club signs Brazilian star in US147 mln deal

tar’s Al Gharafa football club signed rising star Luiz de Carvalho in a US$14.7 million deal, reported on Wednesday.

The Brazilian winger, who played for the Qatar owned Paris Saint-Germain football club, chose Al Gharafa over other offers including Italian giants AC Milan.

The deal is set to last for 18-months.

Nene, as the footballer has been nicknamed, played for the League 1 Paris Saint Germain team since July 2010. He announced, via Twitter, that he was going to leave the team. Some say that friction with Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti forced his departure.

The 31-year old is a top-scorer at Paris St Germain, with an impressive record of 21 goals last season.

He spoke to French television program 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.” SHOW MORE

Last Update: Wednesday, 16 January 2013 KSA 15:04 - GMT 12:04