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Al-Hilal signs Moroccon keeper Yassine Bounou; joins Neymar and Co. in Saudi Pro League

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

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

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

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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 won 66 trophies including 18 domestic league titles and four Asian Champions League crowns.

Al-Hilal this week signed Brazil striker Neymar from Paris St Germain. ($1 = 0.9200 euros) 



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