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OFFICIAL: Medhi Benatia joins Al Duhail

January 29, 2019

Juventus have confirmed Medhi Benatia has officially left the club to join Qatari champions Al-Duhail in a deal worth up to €10m.

The 31-year-old spent 2.5 seasons with the Bianconeri making 59 appearances but had fell down the pecking order following the return of Leonardo Bonucci.

A statement on the clubs official website confirmed the details of Benata’s move:

Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that an agreement has been finalized with Al Duhail Sports Club for the definitive disposal of the registration rights of the player Medhi El Mouttaqui-Benatia for a consideration of € 8 million to be paid in two instalments within October 2019. The permanent transfer fee may increase of further maximum € 2 million on achieving given conditions in the course of the duration of the contract.The disposal does not generate any significant economic effect for Juventus.

Benatia played a vital role in Juve retaining their Serie A title last season and leaves the club with two Scudetti and two Coppa Italia from his time in Turin.

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