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By The Atlas Lions, Jan 6 2019 06:08PM


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.

By The Atlas Lions, Jan 5 2019 04:01PM

Morocco international Manuel Da Costa joined Saudi giants Ittihad Jeddad coming from Turkish league leaders Istanbul Basaksehir.


Da Costa is Al-Ittihad’s first signing in the January transfer window in an attempt to save their horrific season.


Coached by former West Ham manager Slevan Bilic Al-Ittihad are currently 15th on the Saudi League table with just six points.


The Moroccan defender played 15 games this season with Istanbul Basaksehir scoring three goals and assisting one.


The 32-year-old started his career with French side AS Nancy in 2006. He then moved to Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven where he stayed for two years and won two Eredivisies.


He then moved to several clubs around Europe including Fiorentina, Sampdoria, West Ham, Lokomotiv Moscow and Turkish side Sivasspor.


Da Costa also spent two years with Greek giants Olympiacos where he won two Greek leagues.


He played a total of 25 international games with the Morocco national team and scored one goal against Uzbekistan in a friendly. He also featured in all of their group stage games during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.


https://www.kingfut.com/2019/01/05/manuel-da-costa-joins-ittihad/

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