Thursday, January 20, 2011

Palestinians Abroad: Winter Transfer Window

Mohammed Shatrit has joined Shabab Al-Khaleel from French 4th division side JA Drancy. He is expected to replace Hussam Ziyadeh who recently signed with league leading Hilal Al-Quds. The financial element of the deal were not disclosed but it is suspected that Shatrit was allowed to leave Drancy on a free. He is also expected to be one of the better compensated players in the league. The move will allow Shatrit to be available for all National Team activities.

Departing from the WBPL after a forgettable six months is Fadi Lafi. Lafi only managed to notch up four league goals in 11 games. A disappointing return for someone with such an illustrious career with Jordan's Big Three (Faisaly, Shabab Al-Ordon, and Wehdat). The veteran attacker will be joining Omani side Saham after being granted a release by Hilal Al-Quds. Lafi had a clause in his contract that allowed him to leave on a free transfer if he was given a more financially lucrative contract by another club. Saham currently lie in fifth place in the Omani

Over in Chile, defensive midfielder Edgardo Abdala has joined Santiago Morning on a Bosman from Huachipato. Abdala will be looking to help the team improve on last year's performance which saw Morning narrowly avoid relegation. The Chilean Apertura starts on January 29th.

In Italy, Roberto Kettlun has yet another new club. He'll be joining Casarano of Serie D, it is his FIFTH Serie D club in the past two years. He scored once in four appearances for Olmypia Agnonese. Virtus Casarano is currently in third place in their group and in the hunt for promotion to Serie C2.