Algeria international Nadir Belhadj has joined 11-time Qatar league champions Al Sadd from Portsmouth.
The 28-year-old defender, who arrived at Fratton Park from French side Lens in 2009, has joined the club on a permanent deal.
Al Sadd general secretary Jassim Al Rumaihi is delighted to secure the stopper's signature.
"The move of Belhadj to Al Sadd is really big as he will be a big addition to the team," Al Rumaihi told the club's official website.
"We were planning to sign him a long time ago and we managed to conclude the deal with Portsmouth.
"Belhadj had a lot offers from European clubs but his desire to play with us helped us to make the deal.
"He will join us in our training camp in Italy and Austria before being presented to the media when we return to Doha."