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Morocco's El Hamdaoui joins Fiorentina

Moroccan striker Mounir El Hamdaoui joins serie A side Fiorentina for an undisclosed fee,while his compatriot Houssine Kharja was dropped from the team's squad for the new season

Mohamad Mosselhi , Wednesday 11 Jul 2012
Mounir El-Hamdaoui
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Morocco's international striker Mounir El Hamdaoui has completed his move to Fiorentina, the Italian club announced on Wednesday

"Fiorentina announces it has acquired the sporting rights of Mounir El Hamdaoui from Ajax,'' Read a club statement.

Former Tottenham, Derby County and AZ Alkamaar man El Hamdaoui played the last two seasons with Dutch giants Ajax.

The 27-year-old striker impressed in his first season with Ajax, scoring 19 goals in 38 appearances but he did not make a single appearance last term after falling out with coach Frank de Boer.

Meanwhile, the Serie A side revealed that Morocco's skipper Houssine Kharja had his contract terminated by mutual consent.

The 30-year-old midfielder, who joined Fiorentina last summer, had one year remaining on his contract with the club.

Kharja is close to joining Qatari side Al-Arabi, who made a lucrative offer to land him.

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