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Al-Shehri becomes 1st Leganes signing during winter transfer window

IANS  |  Madrid 

Top-tier Spanish on Monday was preparing to receive Saudi Arabian as part of a deal between the General Authority of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Arabian Federation and La Liga, in an effort to grow in

is to join Leganes on loan until the end of the season from Al-Nassr FC, becoming the Spanish club's first signing during the winter transfer window, reports

"Club signed on Sunday afternoon the Saudi Arabian left-footed striker Yahya al-Shehri, who played 37 matches for the first national team with whom he qualified for the 2018 World Cup, on loan from Al-Nassr," the club confirmed in a statement.

The 26-year-old made 16 appearances with his club this season, scoring four goals and six assists.

As a part of a partnership initially announced in October, nine Saudi players are to join first and second division Spanish leagues to gain experience and help improve football in the kingdom.



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First Published: Mon, January 22 2018. 17:32 IST