The 28-year-old Brazilian striker has penned a three-year contract with the wealthy Qatarian club. His highness – The Prince of Qatar is worth an estimated 1 trillion US$, so it is not a poor club, Alves has joined. And since the move he has received a gorgeous house and a new Mercedes, and was told to pick a second car to his liking.
Alves will reach for the sky
Afonso told Fobazo, that he loves living there, and he enjoys the country and the food. He said::
“My objective now is to score goals!” – and his new employeer His highness The Prince of Qatar replied:
“When you score goals here, the financial limit is the sky
The Brazilian player will get many possibilities to reach the sky, and his first appearence is expected to be Sunday, when Al-Sadd meets Umm Salal in the Qatar Stars League.
Meeting up with the other Brazilians
Alves managed 10 Premier League goals in 42 appearances, but is already looking forward to rediscovering his touch in the Qatar top flight, as he explained to Fobazo:
“It’s a great honour for me to join a good team like Al Sadd who are one of the best clubs in Asia. I have heard a lot about football in Qatar from my compatriot Felipe Jorge who is playing also with Al Sadd. I’m looking to be the top scorer of the Qatari league next season. I’m happy to have two other Brazilians in the team and hopefully we will be a successful trio in the league.
•Other curious fact: His highness – The Prince of Qatar owns 2% of the world´s gas reserves.
•Al-Sadd Sports Club’s nickname is “Al Zaeem” which translates to “The Boss”.
•Middlesbrough received 12 million Euros, which was transferred right away to their account.