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Sevilla keeper Yassine Bounou joins Saudi club Al Hilal

Al Hilal have signed Morocco goalkeeper Yassine Bounou from Spanish side Sevilla on a three-year contract, the Saudi Pro League club stated on Thursday.

“The Atlantic lion is our goalie,” Al Hilal posted on messaging platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Spanish media reported Al Hilal will pay €21 million ($22.8 million).

Bounou, 32, was Sevilla’s first-choice goalkeeper, helping the Spanish team collect two Europa League titles and Morocco to reach last year’s World Cup semifinals in Qatar.

Bounou, commonly known as Bono, was reportedly a target for Real Madrid and Bayern Munich as a temporary stand-in for the injured Thibaut Courtois and Manuel Neuer.

The most successful club in Saudi Arabia and Asia, Al Hilal have earned 66 trophies including 18 domestic league titles and four Asian Champions League crowns.

Al Hilal this week signed Brazil striker Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain.

The club reappointed Portuguese manager Jorge Jesus on a one-year deal and signed former Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Ruben Neves, Serbia’s Sergei Milinkovic-Savic, Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly and Brazilian striker Malcom.

Al Hilal host Al Feiha in the next round of the Saudi Pro League on Saturday.

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