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Adlene Guedioura: Sheffield United sign former Al-Gharafa midfielder

International Algeria return to England after two seasons in the Qatar Stars League

Sheffield United have announced the signing of Algerian midfielder Adlene Guedioura.

After completing his time at the Al-Gharafa sports club of Qatar Stars League, the 35-year-old returns to England where he was given a one-year deal by the English Championship.

This move will reunite him with former driver Slavisa Jokanovic on Bramall Lane.

A powerful, experienced and international midfielder has been added to the United squad ahead of a crucial home game against Preston North End. read statement from the club’s website.

“Adlene Guedioura, known to boss Slavisa Jokanovic, has signed a one-year contract with the Blades after training with Shirecliffe for a few weeks.

“He has completed his medical and is available for selection, subject to international consent.”

Guedioura is not new to English football as he has appeared at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Nottingham Forest, Crystal Palace, Watford and Middlesbrough in the past.

He joins him this summer as Robin Olsen, Morgan Gibbs-White, Conor Hourihane and Ben Davies as new faces in the Blades team.

“I’m very happy to have signed, and I can not wait to play for the team,” said Guedioura.

‘It’s something special for me to return to the UK, so I’m really happy.

‘I want to thank the manager and the club that I was able to come and practice and had the opportunity to show what I can do.

“I’m really glad I can finish with a contract by the end of the season now, so I’m ready for the challenge and ready to start.

To the driver Jokanovic, who drove the Afrikaner twice, he said: ‘Adlene is someone I know very well.

“He completed three weeks of training with us and I believe he can bring something positive to the team.

“I have already worked with him; he knows a lot of players here, plays against them and he knows the competition. He will be an important man in the dressing room. “

The Desert Fox will wear jersey number 25 in Sheffield and could make its debut when the Blades host Preston on Tuesday.

Despite slashing Peterborough United 6-2 in their last league game, the club ranks 18th in the English second division after scoring five points from six games.

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