Oussama Idrissi, Sevilla FC
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IDRISSI: PACE, SKILL AND FINISHING FOR SEVILLA FC

The 24 year-old Moroccan winger was born in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands. He signs a contract until 2025

Sevilla FC and AZ Alkmaar have come to an agreement over the signing of the winger Oussama Idrissi, with a contract until 2025. Born in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands 24 years ago - he will turn 25 on 26 February - Idrissi mainly operates on the left flank, although he can also operate on the opposite wing. After beginning with Halsteren and NAC Breda in his country, he began to make a name for himself at Feyenoord's youth academy, staying at the club from 2012-2015.

His jump to the Eredivisie came in 2015/16 at 19 years of age, when he signed for FC Groningen. While he played some games with the youth team, in his first year he played 18 matches with the first team, scoring three goals and providing five assists. The following season, Idrissi played 29 games in the Eredivisie, scoring five and assisting four, and one game in the Cup, providing another assist. His tally went up in 2017/18, playing 27 league matches and four in the cup, with eleven goals and eight assists.

After impressing for Groningen, AZ Alkmaar signed him in the summer of 2018

His good form led to a move to AZ Alkmaar in the summer of 2018. He fit right in, playing 32 encounters in his first season, finishing with eight goals and seven assists. He also was the top scorer in the cup, with six goals in only five games. He also played in two UEFA Europa League games against Kairat Almaty, however AZ did not manage to qualify for the group stages.

This season he played two Champions League qualifying rounds

Idrissi was able to set things right in Europe the following season, helping AZ through three qualifying rounds to qualify for the Europa League group stages, although the team fell at the Round of 32 against LASK from Austria. In the 14 games, the winger provided three goals and five assists. In the Eredivisie, which came to its end in March, Idrissi made a leap forward in his game, scoring 13 goals in 25 games, in addition to five assists, in addition to three games and a goal in the cup.

In the current season, Idrissi has not yet played in the Eredivisie but he has in the Champions League. He helped the team progress to the third round after beating Viktoria Pilsen at home, however the team fell away to Dinamo Kiev. In terms of his international experience, he played for the Netherlands at every age group up to the U21s, before obtaining Moroccan nationality, the country of his parents, in 2018. Last March he played a qualifying game for the African Cup of Nations against Malawi. He has seven caps, the last coming 19 October 2019.

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