DOHA: Serbian striker Djordje Rakic has arrived in Doha to replace Al
Gharafa's injured forward Afonso Alves, it emerged on Friday.
Afonso is struggling with a knee injury and is expected to be out of
action for up to at least eight weeks.
The 27-year-old is set to undergo a medical prior to signing what
seems like a short-term deal with the former Qatar Stars League (QSL)
On Saturday, Lekhwiya beat Al Gharafa in round six of QSL.
Rakic played for Radnicki Kragujevac from 1992 until January 2006,
then for OFK Beograd.
In August 2007, he was transferred to Red Bull Salzburg. On 31 August
2008, he was loaned out to Reggina but returned to Salzburg on 1 July
2009. He mostly played for the Red Bull Salzburg Juniors squad.
However, he was included in the first team squad for the second leg of
playoff round of the UEFA Champions League qualifying phase against
The Serbian was given the number 27 shirt for the first team. After
being promoted from the reserves at Red Bull Salzburg, he signed a
half year loan deal with 1860 Munchen on 1 February 2010.
On 8 August 2010, he transferred to 1860 Munchen where he made 65
appearances and scored 13 goals.