Raul to sign for Qatar's Al Sadd
BERLIN, May 13, 2012 (AFP) - Spanish striker Raul will play for Qatar side Al Sadd next season after switching to the Middle East from German league side Schalke 04, the Qatari club confirmed on their website.
The 34-year-old former Real Madrid star announced last month he would be leaving Schalke at the end of the season after two seasons in Gelsenkirchen.
At the time, he would only say his destination was "outside of Europe", but Al Sadd announced on their website that he will be their player for the 2012/13 campaign. Raul is expected to be unveiled at a press conference on Sunday.
Raul arrived in Germany in the summer of 2010 after averaging close on a goal every two games in 741 appearances with Real, with whom he won three Champions League titles.
With Schalke he has netted 27 times in 63 league appearances and 33 times in all - including his Champions League efforts.
Earlier this season he scored his 400th career goal in a 4-0 home romp over Wolfsburg.