Yassine Bounou, a Moroccan goalkeeper, joins Al-Hilal and signs a contract until 2026

Yassine Bounou, a 32-year-old Moroccan goalkeeper, has formally joined Al-Hilal. Bounou’s transfer from his previous club Sevilla to the Saudi club was marked by a contract extension through 2026 that guaranteed his services.

Although Real Madrid and Bayern Munich were on the list of potential suitors, Bounou finally joined the Saudi powerhouse Al-Hilal. The Moroccan goalie left Sevilla and joined one of the top soccer teams in Saudi Arabia, following in Neymar’s footsteps.

After five seasons of serving as FC Sevilla’s goalkeeper, Bounou’s name will live on in the annals of the organization. He won two UEFA Europa League championships with the Andalusian squad when he was there (in 2020 and 2023). His final game for Sevilla, however, was in the Super Cup, when Sevilla lost to Manchester City after a penalty shootout (1-1, 4-5 on penalties).

In 142 games for Sevilla, Bounou allowed 141 goals while keeping the scoreless 58 times. He even scored once in the league for the impressive 2020–2021 season, providing the equalizer against Valladolid in extra time. Bounou, who has 55 international appearances for Morocco, was crucial in helping his team advance to the 2022 World Cup semifinals in Qatar.

Bounou joins an already imposing roster when he joins Al-Hilal. The Saudi club has made substantial additions this summer, including the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, and Ruben Neves from the world of international football, in addition to acquiring Neymar’s skills.

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