Burkina Faso international Alain Traore joined newly-promoted Qatar Stars League club Al Markhiya from Turkey’s Kayserispor last week.
The 28-year-old striker played for Auxerre in Ligue 1 between 2005 to 2012, but joined FC Lorient after the former were relegated to Ligue 2.
Meanwhile, Markhiya, who recently has signed Yousef Adam as coach, will have their pre-season training camp in Bulgaria where they will play four friendly matches with the local sides.
The club also signed Gambian and Ghanaian internationals Tejan Gita and Kwame Karikari respectively as a bid to strengthen the side.
“We thank the club management for hiring proven foreigners and promising local players. We’ve a target to achieve, but we need to work hard a lot. The ambition will be to cement our place in the top-flight competition,” said Yousef.