OFFICIAL: Zamalek sign Morocco striker Khalid Boutaib
Moroccan striker Khalid Boutaib has 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.
Boutaib also lists France’s RC Strasbourg, GFC Ajaccio, and FC Istres among his former clubs, as well as playing for a number of small French clubs, including Luzenac AP, ES Pays d’Uzès, and FC Bagnols Pont.
He is set to become the second Moroccan in the Zamalek squad alongside Hamid Ahadad, and the third in the Egyptian Premier League with Al Ahly top scorer Walid Azaro.
Khalid Boutaib has also represented the Moroccan national team in 20 international games, scoring eight goals, including one against Spain in the 2018 World Cup.