By BBC Sport
Egyptian side Zamalek have lured Morocco international striker Khalid Boutaïb from Turkish club Yeni Malatyaspor.
The 31-year-old joins on a three-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee.
He leaves a club in third place in the Turkish league after scoring four goals in 16 appearances for them this season.
"I'm happy to join Zamalek and wear the white shirt and I will do my best to make the fans and board happy," Boutaib said as he was signed.
Boutaib's performances at the World Cup in Russia, where he played twice scored against Spain in a 2-2 draw, caught the eye of the Zamalek chairman Mansour Mortada.
"We watched Boutaïb with the Morocco national team and he impressed us so we decided to sign him," Mortada told Zamalek's official website.
Zamalek are currently top of the league in Egypt eight points ahead of second-placed Pyramids with 18 matches left to play in the season.
Moroccan striker Khalid Boutaib joined Egyptian giants Zamalek coming from Turkish side Yeni Maltyaspor.
Zamalek just loaned out Congolese striker Kabongo Kasongo to Saudi outfit Al Wehda until the end of the season, who are currently managed by former Zamalek player Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’.
The White Castle found his replacement in Moroccan striker Khalid Boutaib after the move was announced by sporting director Ali Ravci as per CNNTURK.
During this season the 31-year-old played 18 games for Yeni Maltyaspor across all competitions, scoring five goals and assisting four.
The former RC Strasbourg player also played 20 international games for the Morocco national and scored eight goals, including one against Spain in the 2018 World Cup.
By Morocco World News -
Rabat – Turkish news outlets reported that Egyptian football team Al Zamalek is interested in recruiting one of Morocco’s key footballers, Khalid Boutaib.
Al Zamalek reportedly wants to pay Boutaib €2 million to join the team.
Boutaib is also a key footballer with Morocco’s national football team.
The footballer delivered spectacular performances with the Atlas Lions in the first round of the 2018 World Cup finals.
Boutaib is currently a striker for Turkish club Yeni Malatyaspor.
Boutaib played for nine different clubs in the past, including Uzes, Gazélec Ajaccio, Strasbourg, and Bagnols Pont.
The Egyptian league already has a Moroccan footballer: Walid Azzaro. He joined Al Ahly in 2017.