After several days of negotiations with AS Monaco, the Girondins de Bordeaux managed to secure the services of Youssef Ait Bennasser. The French international has joined the Girondins in the form of a loan with a call option of 4 million euros.
The Atlas Lion, which will carry the number 17, under contract with AS Monaco, will evolve under the command of Paulo Sousa. Desired from the beginning by the French club, the 23-year-old midfielder had returned to the Monegasque after a season spent in Saint-Etienne.
"Midfielder relay, Youssef is a technical player with a remarkable pass quality. Athletic, it allows his team to defend well and ensure the offensive transition. At 23, he already has a life, but has a lot of room for improvement "wrote the scapular club in a statement.
The French-Moroccan had teased his fans with a photo of him on his Instagram account. "Wait," he had written to announce his arrival in the Ligue 1 club.
On the international side, Ait Bennasser was selected by new Lions coach Vahid Halilhodzic from the list of 46 players called for the 10-day course to prepare the Atlas Lions for two friendlies, which will take place in September.
The first match will be played against Burkina Faso on 6 September at the Grand Stade in Marrakech, while the second will be played against Niger on 10 September on the same lawn, said the FRM