The Tunisian became the third contract for the Saudi team, after both Leonardo Gilles from the Argentinean club, Rozario Centrale and the Brazilian, Bruno Ofini of the Qatari club.
A crisis arose between the player and his Tunisian team in the light of his travel to Saudi Arabia without the permission of his club and his agreement with Ittihad Jeddah.
According to Saudi Sports, the deal cost 750 thousand dollars.
Al-Badri, who won the CAF Champions League with Esperance, scored 10 goals this season and made two goals in 16 games in all competitions.
Ittihad Jeddah is ranked 13th of the Saudi league table with 14 points.
Esperance lost the Champions League champion and one of its main pillars before confronting Zamalek, the Confederation’s African Super Champion, scheduled for February 14th.