In a statement that goes against what Inter officials said, Luis Figo, the Portuguese player has signed a contract with the famous Saudi club "Al-Ittihad".
Mr. Mansoor Albalui announced yesterday that the superstar and former Real Madrid player will be on contract for a year starting July 1st, 2007.
Still, Mancini's words were partially true, that Figo isn't leaving Inter to join the Saudi club. Figo will wait until his contract expires in 6 months and then will join the Saudi powerhouse. The contract was signed here in Manama, Bahrain yesterday. The contract amount was unannounced but speculations revolve around 4.5 million euro.
It should be a great new opportunity for both player and team. Figo has allot to give to the club and football in this region and Al-Ittihad is one of the strongest Asian teams, winning the Asian champions league several times and enjoys immense following both in Saudi and outside.
You can read the report here (If Arabic isn't a problem), or just go and see the other pictures.