Khalid Boutaib will join the club at the top of Egypt’s league.
Rabat – Moroccan striker Khalid Boutaib has joined Egyptian club Zamalek, leaving Turkish club Yeni Malatyaspor.
The 31-year-old striker signed a 3.5 year contract on Sunday with Zamalek. The contract fee is undisclosed.
Boutaib said that he is honored to join the club.
“I’m happy to join Zamalek and wear the white shirt and I will do my best to make the fans and board happy,” said Boutaib.
Boutaib’s performances with the Moroccan national football team caught the interest of Zamalek chairman Mansour Mortada.
“We watched Boutaib with the Morocco national team and he impressed us so we decided to sign him,” said Mortada.
Boutaib’s former Turkish club is ranked third in the Turkish league, and Zamalek is the current Egyptian football league leader.
Boutaib has played with Morocco’s Atlas Lions in 20 matches, scoring eight goals. In Morocco’s 2018 World Cup game against Spain (2-2), Boutaib scored one goal.