Troisi set for Saudi switch

Socceroo James Troisi will join Saudi Arabian giants Al Ittihad Jeddah pending a medical.

Troisi, 27, travelled to Dubai over the weekend, where he was due to complete a medical conducted by Bupa Arabia on behalf of the Saudi Arabian club.

FourFourTwo understands the two parties have reached an agreement and the medical is the final formality.

Troisi, who is owned by Juventus, has been searching for a new club since his loan spell at Belgian club Zulte-Waregem ended in May.

The Asian Cup final hero was linked with A-League duo Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne City, but will make the move to the Middle East.

Al Ittihad are eight-time Saudi Arabian champions and two-time Asian champions.

Troisi will play alongside Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari at the club coached by Romanian Lazslo Boloni.