Benatia makes move from Juventus to Al-Duhail

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Benatia, 31, leaves Europe for the first time in his career, with Juve confirming the move.

The fee is expected to be paid in two instalments by October 2019 and may increase a further €2m, the club said in a statement.

Benatia initially arrived at Juve on loan from Bayern Munich in 2016 before the club made the move permanent the following year.

The Morocco international won two Serie A titles and two Coppa Italia crowns during his time with the club.

Al-Duhail are six-time top-flight champion in Qatar and sit second through 15 games this season, now strengthening what is already the best defence in the competition.