Moroccan goalkeeper Yassine Bounou extended his contract with Spanish football team Girona on January 11. He will play for the Spanish club until 2021.
Rabat – A video showing Moroccan goalkeeper Yassine Bounou and Lionel Messi exchanging jerseys went viral after the Barcelona-Girona La Liga game on Sunday, January 27.
“He had promised me last season that we would exchange our jerseys this season,” Bounou told beIN Sport.
Sunday’s game finished in favor of Barcelona: 0-2.
Bounou, 27, born in Canada, began his professional career with the La Liga giant Atletico Madrid following a transfer from Wydad de Casablanca (WAC) in June 2012.
Bounou received the title of African player of the month in November 2019 by users on the France Football website.
Over 20,000 people voted for Yassine Bounou, 69 percent of the total votes.
His current team, Girona, named Bounou its best player of the month in February 2018.
Bounou was also one of 23 players chosen to participate in the World Cup with the Atlas Lions and has appeared with the Moroccan national football team in several official games.