Al-Hilal have signed Morocco goalkeeper Yassine Bounou from Spanish side Sevilla on a three-year contract, the Saudi Pro League club said on Thursday (Aug 17).
The terms of the deal were not disclosed but Spanish media reported Al-Hilal will pay €21 million (US$22.8 million).
Bounou, 32, was Sevilla’s first-choice goalkeeper, helping the Spanish team to win two Europa League titles and Morocco to reach last year’s World Cup semi-finals in Qatar.
Bounou, commonly known as Bono, was reportedly a target for Real Madrid and Bayern Munich as a temporary stand-in for the injured Thibaut Courtois and Manuel Neuer.
The most successful club in Saudi Arabia and Asia, Al-Hilal have won 66 trophies including 18 domestic league titles and four Asian Champions League crowns.
Al-Hilal this week signed Brazil striker Neymar from Paris St Germain.