Yassine Bounou and Youssef En-Nesyri are both key players for Morocco’s National squad.
Rabat – For the first time in Sevilla FC’s history, the Spanish club’s squad boasts two Moroccan football players.
Moroccan goalkeeper Yassine Bounou joined Sevilla on a loan from Girona on September 2, 2019, while striker Youssef En-Nesryi has just transferred from Leganes.
Sevilla hopes to secure Bounou with a permanent transfer from Girona. The two clubs are currently in discussions to agree on the purchase terms.
The 27-year-old goalkeeper first joined La Liga in 2012 to play with Atletico, Madrid’s second division team. In 2014, he transferred to Zaragoza on a loan, before signing with Girona in 2016.
Bounou has also appeared regularly with Morocco’s Atlas Lions, participating in the 2018 World Cup.
En-Nesyri, meanwhile, signed with the club for a five and a half year contract on Thursday, January 16.
En-Nesyri transferred from Leganes with a €20 million deal.
During the official unveiling of Sevilla’s newest player on Monday, the club’s sporting director, Monchi, told reporters that En-Nesyri “has potential and hasn’t reached his limits just yet.”
The 22-year-old forward is known for his exceptional scoring skills. He scored the first hattrick in Leganes’ history prior to his transfer.
In his one and a half year tenure with Leganes, En-Nesyri scored 16 goals in 63 appearances.
The talented young forward is also a key player for Morocco’s national squad, scoring 6 goals in 21 appearances.
Sevilla is proud to have two such high caliber players join their squad and announced the news on its official Facebook page.