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Juventus thank Morocco's Benatia after departure for Qatar

Ahram Online , Tuesday 29 Jan 2019
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File photo: Juventus' Medhi Benatia after a training session Reuters
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Serie A giants Juventus have issued a statement on Tuesday to thank Moroccan defender Mehdi Benatia for his efforts with the club during the past 30 months.

The international defender completed his move to Qatar Stars League outfit Al Duhail in an €8 million deal on Monday.  

The 31-year-old left the Old Lady after a successful stint that saw him win two Serie A and two Coppa Italia titles as well as a Super Coppa Italia triumph.

"Juventus salutes Benatia after two and a half seasons together," read a statement on the club's official website on Tuesday.

"A great ability to always respond to the call, to do it with high-level performances and scoring goals that have earned a Cup.

"For all this we sincerely thank Benatia, wishing him the best for his professional future."

Benatia, who joined Juventus from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2016, scored three goals in 40 Serie A appearances and played 14 games with the Italian giants in the Uefa Champions League.

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