Sports Zone are reporting that ESTAC Troyes are set to sign free agent Mehdi Tahrat (33) in the coming hours. The Algerian international has a verbal agreement in place to join the Ligue 2 side.
Tahrat has been a free agent since the expiry of his contract at Qatari side Al-Gharafa SC earlier this summer. However, prior to moving to the Middles East, initially to Saudi Arabian side Abha, and then to Qatar, the Algerian centre-back accrued a great wealth of experience in French football. Tahrat has played for RC Lens, SCO Angers, Valenciennes FC, Red Star FC, Paris FC, Évry FC, Sainte Geneviève and Lille OSC’s B-team.
Capped by Algeria 15 times, Tahrat has racked up 80 appearances in Ligue 2, 14 in Ligue 1, and 33 in the National division. He now looks set to return to France and join Troyes, who are looking to bounce back after last season’s relegation to Ligue 2. After reaching a verbal agreement to join Patrick Kisnorbo’s side, the transfer is set to be completed on Monday, according to Sports Zone.
GFFN | Luke Entwistle