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By The Atlas Lions, Jan 9 2019 07:50PM

It remains uncertain whether Morocco’s Atlas Lion Younes Belhanda will leave his Turkish football team.

By Morocco World News -


Rabat – Saudi football clubs and Monaco are interested in hiring the Moroccan international footballer Younes Belhanda, according to Turkish news outlets.


Belhanda, however, told Yahoo Sports that he is not thinking of leaving his Turkish football team Galatasaray.


When asked about his situation, Belhanda said that his situation is “very simple.”


“I have two years and a half contract with Galatasaray. I was injured, I am well taken care of, and I cannot wait to get back to the competition.”


Belhanda said that his name is mentioned in several Mercato, which makes him feel happy.


“It is my pleasure that they think of me. Today it is simple: I am not negotiating with anyone,” said Belhanda.


He added that he had never “asked to leave” his club.


“ I am under contract and good here!” Belhanda concluded.


The 29-year old footballer was also linked to English premier league in 2018.


Crystal Palace reportedly proposed £5.3 million transfer fee to secure the services of the former midfielder.


Belhanda was part of Herve Renard’s selection for the 2018 World Cup, in which the Atlas Lions received worldwide plaudits.


Belhanda joined the Turkish football team from Ukraine’s Dynamo Kyiv in 2017. He is under contract with the Turkish team until 2021.

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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