Nafti joins Greek side Aris
Ex-Birmingham midfielder Mehdi Nafti has completed his move to Greek side Aris on a two-year deal.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 11/06/09 4:41pm
Released Birmingham City midfielder Mehdi Nafti has completed his move to Greek side Aris on a two-year deal.
The 30-year-old was allowed to leave St Andrews at the end of the season and moves to Thessaloniki after four years in the Midlands.
Despite their promotion to the Premier League freeing up more funds for manager Alex McLeish, the Scot has decided that the Tunisian is surplus to requirements.
However it has not taken Nafti long to find himself a new club and he has revealed that he is looking forward to joining one of the bigger teams in the Greek Super League.
"I am satisfied that my transfer to Aris has been completed," he told the Birmingham Mail.
"I know that I have arrived at one of the biggest teams in Greece and will try to give my all to help Aris achieve their objectives.
"I've heard about the passion of the supporters and I'm impatient to play for them."