January 8, 2018 / 12:34 PM / 10 months ago

Sneijder joins Qatari side Al-Gharafa on 18-month deal

Newly-signed Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder attends first training session at the Nice soccer club in Nice, France, August 7, 2017. REUTERS/Jean-Pierre Amet

(Reuters) - Dutch international Wesley Sneijder has joined Qatar’s Al-Gharafa after a brief spell with French side Nice, the Middle Eastern club announced on its official Twitter account.

Former Inter Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Sneijder was released by Turkish club Galatasaray in July and played five games for Ligue 1 outfit Nice this season.

“Welcome @sneijder101010,” the Qatari club said on Twitter alongside a picture of the midfielder. The 33-year-old, who is the most capped Dutch player of all time (133), has signed an 18-month deal with the club.

Sneijder won the Champions League with Inter Milan in 2010, the same year he helped his country finish as runners-up at the World Cup. He has also won league titles in the Netherlands, Italy and Spain.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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