Argentina international Gabriel Mercado has signed for Qatari team Al-Rayyan, the club said on Twitter on Tuesday, following a three-year stint at Sevilla.
The side also announced the return of Uruguayan coach Diego Aguirre, who led the side from 2011 to 2013.
“In our first deal for the new season, the club announces it has officially signed the Argentine defender Gabriel Mercado to be one of our foreign players for next season,” Al-Rayyan posted on its Twitter account along with a photo of Mercado holding a team jersey.
It added that Mercado had signed a contract but gave no details about its duration or terms.
However Spanish media reported that Mercado had been handed a one-year deal. Mercado had expressed his desire to be a “necessary addition” to the Qatari league side, said another tweet.