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Figo set to sign for Saudi club: reports

india Updated: Dec 27, 2006 19:28 IST

Portugal midfielder Luis Figo is set to join Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad, the Portuguese press reported on Wednesday.

Citing the club's website, the reports said that the 34-year-old former captain would leave Inter Milan and sign a one year contract worth Euros 4.5 million euros to play with Al Ittihad from January 5.

Figo has played little this season at Inter Milan under manager Roberto Mancini and was eager to leave despite having a contract with the Italian league leaders until the end of the season.

He retired from international football after Portugal lost to France in the World Cup semi-finals in July but said he wanted to play on in club football for a season or two.

Figo previously played with Sporting Lisbon (1989-1995), Barcelona (1995-2000) and Real Madrid (2000-2005) before joining Inter Milan.