Ivorian striker Bonaventure Kalou has surprisingly departed RC Lens to join Abu Dhabi-based side Al-Jazira Club just six weeks after signing for the French UEFA Cup hopefuls.
The 29-year-old has made five appearances since being brought to the club by the now departed Guy Roux on a three-year deal from Paris Saint-Germain FC at the end of July, yet is on the move again. Al-Jazira have matched the €1.5m that Lens paid PSG, taking advantage of regulations stipulating that although European clubs cannot buy new players following the closure of the transfer window, that does not apply elsewhere. Kalou will play alongside former PSV Eindhoven midfielder Phillip Cocu at the United Arab Emirati side.
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