Italy midfielder Marco Verratti has departed Paris Saint-Germain to join Qatari side Al-Arabi in a deal reportedly worth 39 million pounds.
The 30-year-old has penned a three-year deal with the Qatar Stars League side to end an 11-year spell in Paris.
Verratti won nine Ligue 1 titles with PSG, as well as six Coupe de France trophies, but Champions League glory eluded him, coming closest in defeat to Bayern Munich in the 2019/20 final.
Elsewhere, Didier Deschamps was left to rue a disastrous start in a 2-1 friendly defeat for France against a German side beginning life after Hansi Flick.
Die Mannschaft broke the deadlock with only four minutes on the clock through Thomas Muller before Leroy Sane doubled their advantage in the 87th minute, however, Antoine Griezmann struck a consolation from the penalty spot.
It was a much-needed dose of the feel-good factor side for a German team who were humbled 4-1 by Japan on Saturday, with Flick subsequently dismissed after a hugely disappointing two years in charge.