Monday Aug 12, 2019. 20:00
Tunisian international Naim Sliti, who competed at the Africa Cup of Nations last month, has become the third African to leave Dijon for Al Ettifaq of Saudi Arabia in a lucrative spell of business for the French club.
He joins his compatriot Oussama Haddadi and the Central African Republic international Cedric Yambere in exiting the Ligue 1 outfit for the Riyadh-based outfit.
The 27-year-old Sliti moves for a 4,8-million euro fee and has signed a three year contract with an option for a 12-month extension.
The left wing’s transfer follows that of Haddadi, who also played at the Cup of Nations finals in Egypt where Tunisia finished fourth. The 27-year-oldf left back was at the end of his contract at Dijon and moved on a free transfer.
French-born Yambere, 28, left for an undisclosed fee. The centre back had been at Dijon for two seasons, having moved previously from Girondins Bordeaux.
The new season in Saudi Arabia gets underway next Thursday, August 22 but Al Ettifaq played their first match away at Al Wahda Mecca on Saturday, August 24.