Fakhruddin bin Youssef - file
The Ismaili club has officially announced the signing of Fakhruddin bin Youssef, the Tunisian striker of Saudi side's Al-Ittifaq team, and the former Tunisian club Sfaxien during the ongoing winter transfer market.
The 28-year-old reached the club’s headquarters on Wednesday morning to sign the contracts for joining Al Darawish, after undergoing a medical examination.
The Ismaili statement said on its official website: "The international player was presented to the coaching staff led by Didier Gomez, who was very optimistic by player's experiences and great scoring capabilities."
The statement continued, "This comes within the Board of Directors' plan to support the team's deficiencies on the offensive side with players who have significant technical expertise, in order to increase the team's effectiveness during their local and continental competitions."
The player will join the training in the coming hours in preparation for the upcoming competitions in the Arab Championships and the local league.
The 28-year-old Tunisian wing has ended his contract with the Saudi Al-Ittifaq team, and he was free to sign for any team.
Fakhr El-Din Bin Youssef had never played in the Egyptian League, while he wore the Esperance and Sfaxien shirt.
Fakhruddin bin Youssef participated in 21 games last season with Al-Ittifaq and succeeded in scoring 3 goals and making three also.