Moroccan Yassin Bounou, the Spanish goalkeeper of Seville, revealed the identity of a “big and historic” team that he dreams of wearing his shirt on the Latin American continent.
Argentine television broadcast an interview with Bono via video in an episode in which the retired Argentine star Ariel Ortega was guest.
Bono, 32, did not hide his dream of wearing the Argentine River Plate shirt, which is the team he adores and encourages from a young age, according to the Argentine TYC Sports network.
Bono said during the intervention: “Playing for River Plate is my dream sincerely, and I hope it will come true one day. I don’t want to do it just to wear the shirt, but I want to play at the best possible level, if I feel like I’m not going to move to him.
🗣️BOUNOU: “JUGAR EN RIVER ES UN SUEÑO QUE ME ENCANTARÍA QUE SE CUMPLA”
El arquero marroquí, de presente en el #Sevillaaseguró que le encantaria vestir los colors del Millonario, pero advirtió que le gustaría “estar preparado y no solo hacerlo para llevar el escudo”. pic.twitter.com/iKsRc6FArf
— TyC Sports (@TyCSports) July 11, 2023
The Moroccan star, who is fluent in Spanish, added, “I hope that one day I will have this opportunity, and that I will win titles with River Plate.”
During the video clip published by the Argentine network, Bono appeared carrying Ortega’s shirt in River Plate, while the second lifted the Moroccan goalkeeper’s shirt.
Bono starred with the Moroccan national team in the World Cup Qatar 2022 last year, as the “Atlas Lions” ranked fourth in an unprecedented achievement for Arab and African football.
Bono missed the Belgium match only, while he participated in the rest of the matches in which he starred in all of them, specifically against Spain in the final price round, as he saved more than one penalty shootout.
Meanwhile, Bono entered the circle of interest of Bayern Munich seeking to include him in the current summer transfer market, according to the Spanish “Relevo” network.
Bayern Munich, the German league champion in the last 11 seasons, plans to sign Bono, to compensate for the expected departure of his Swiss goalkeeper Jan Sumer to Inter Milan.
Bono had rejected the idea of leaving for Bayern Munich in the last winter “Mercato” after German Manuel Neuer was injured in January 2023 after he fell during a skiing trip, preferring to stay with Seville because he and his family feel comfortable with the Andalusian team.
Bono played a prominent role in winning Seville the European Championship for the 2022-2023 season, for the seventh time in the club’s history, after his brilliance against Manchester United, Juventus and Rome, respectively, in the elimination stages from the quarter-finals to the final.