Al Gharafa ink Mehdi deal


Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi officially joined Al Gharafa on Friday to become their second signing in the winter transfer period, after Dutch attacking midfielder Wesley Sneijder.

The recruitment followed Mehdi passing the medical at Qatar’s orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital Aspetar. 

Mehdi, who had an outstanding career with defending Iranian league champions Persepolis since 2014, donned the Iran national team jersey 22 times, scoring 10 goals. 

Al Gharafa defeated Al Ahli 2-1 in Week 12 of the QNB Stars League later on Friday.