OFFICIAL: Modibo Maïga, Youness Moktar join Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr
West Ham United forward Modibo Maïga joined Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr on a 2-year deal, while FC Twente star Youness Mokhtar joined on a 3-year deal.
Mali international Modibo started his football career playing for local team Stade Malien before moving to Raja Casablanca. Maïga moved to Europe in 2007 joining French club Le Mans were he spent three years. Sochaux then acquired the player’s service where he scored 25 goals in 59 apps.
The left-footed striker joined the Hammers in 2012 where he went on to score 5 goals in 33 appearances. He later left on two loan spells in the same year to Queens Park Rangers and French side FC Metz.
Al Nassr paid €2m for the 27-yea-old, €3m less than what West Ham originally bought the player for. The London-based club are yet to announce the deal.
The Malian international earned 46 caps for his country and featured in four Africa Cup of Nations since his debut back in 2007.
Modibo will be joining Al Nassr’s other new signing, Moroccan international Younss Mokhtar. Youness spent 4 years in the Netherlands playing for four different clubs, PSV, FC Eindhoven, PEC Zwolle and finally FC Tewnte.
The 23-year-old winger is knowns for his cheeky dribbles, pace and creativity.
— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrSaudiFCe) August 24, 2015
Al Nassr look to be preparing for a successful season as they also signed Brazilian star Marquinhos from Santos FC, Naif Hazazi from Al Shabab, Ahmed Akash from Al-Ettifaq, Yassen Barnawi from Faisaly and Yousef Khamees from Al Khaleej.
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