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Nilmar set for Qatar

July 17, 2012
By ESPN staff

Qatar Stars League club Al Rayyan are set to sign Nilmar from Villarreal on a four-year deal, subject to a medical.

GettyImagesNilmar is to move to Qatar following Villarreal's relegation

Nilmar, 28, had impressed after moving to Villarreal from Brazilian side Internacional 2009, and was part of the Brazil squad that reached the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup.

However, he has since suffered with injuries, and Villarreal have agreed to his sale for a fee reported to be in the region of €8 million following their relegation from the Spanish top flight.

Should the deal be completed, Nilmar will join fellow Brazilians Afonso Alves and Rodrigo Tabata at Al Rayyan.