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By The Atlas Lions, Apr 25 2019 10:42AM

En-Nesyri is one year into his four-year contract with Leganes, for whom he scored the club’s first-ever hat trick in February.

By Morocco World News

Rabat – Spanish football club Real Betis is interested in recruiting Moroccan international footballer Youssef En-Nesyri, who currently plays for Leganes.

Spanish sports news outlet AS said that the 21-year-old footballer is his club’s top scorer this season, with 10 goals.

Other local and international news outlets also speculated that Arsenal wants to hire the young Atlas Lion.

Read Also: Morocco’s En-Nesyri in Running for La Liga Player of Month with Messi

In February, En-Nesyri gave his football club Leganes the first hat-trick in its history in a match against Real Betis.

“It was not a personal success, but a collective effort of the team and scoring a hat-trick will always be memorable for me,” said the Fez native.

En-Nesyri signed a four-year contract with Leganes in August 2018.

He started his football career in the youth team of the Maghreb AS.

The footballer was summoned to join the Atlas Lions in 2016 when he played a friendly match against Albania.

En-Nesyri also played with the Moroccan national football team in the 2018 World Cup.

By The Atlas Lions, Dec 12 2018 02:02PM

After being named Girona’s player of the month for February, Moroccan international goalkeeper Yassine Bounou was named player of the month for November as well.

By Morocco World News

Rabat – Moroccan goalkeeper Yassine Bounou received the title of African player of the month in November by users on the France Football website.

Over 20,000 people voted for Yassine Bounou, constituting 69 percent of the total votes.

The Moroccan professional player is ahead of Algeria’s Youcef Atal (Nice) who got 29 percent of the votes, and the Ivorian Gervinho (Parma) who got 2 percent of the votes.

Bounou, 27, born in Canada, began his professional career with La Liga’s giants Atletico reMadrid following a transfer from Wydad De Casablanca (WAC) in June 2012.

He initially played for Atletico Madrid’s B-team, but in 2014, he joined the main squad following the departure of Atletico’s two main goalkeepers, Thibaut Courtois and Daniel Aranzubia.

The goalkeeper currently plays for the Spanish club Girona, which named him their best player of the month in February.

Bounou was one of 23 players to participate in the World Cup with the Atlas Lions and appeared with the Moroccan national football team on several occasions.

By The Atlas Lions, Nov 8 2018 01:34PM

( The Atlas Lions shot-stopper made his mark as the only player from the Spanish top-flight to feature in this week’s starting XI

Girona goalkeeper Yassine Bounou has been rewarded with a place in the Fifa 19 Ultimate Team of the Week for week 8.

The Morocco international is the only LaLiga player and African player in the star-studded team released on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old helped the Catalonia club defeated Valencia in Saturday's league meeting with key saves at the Estadio de Mestalla.

The former Atletico Madrid and Wydad Casablanca goalkeeper kept a clean sheet in Girona’s 1-0 win and now enjoys an increased overall rating of 81 from 77.

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