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Panathinaikos join race for Moroccan midfielder Younes Belhanda

15:48 GMT+3 19/06/2017
Younes Belhanda Nice
The Greens join Galatasaray in the race for the 27-year-old North African midfielder

Reports in Turkey have suggested that Greek outfit Panathinaikos have joined the race for Dynamo Kiev midfielder Younes Belhanda.

The Moroccan international spent the past season on loan at Nice in Ligue 1 where he was impressive, helping his side to a Uefa Champions League spot after they finished third in the French top tier. He featured 36 times, scored three and assisted seven goals.

Panathinaikos are reportedly looking for a midfielder who can complement Marcus Berg and Victor Klounaridis and have earmarked the 27-year-old for the role.

Since his move to the Ukrainian outfit from Montpellier in 2013, Belhanda struggled to establish himself in the Western European country and as a result, he has been loaned out on two occasions, to Schalke and Nice respectively.

According to both Panathinaikos and Zenit Saint Petersburg are hunting the Avignon-born midfielder.

Both The Greens and Bomzhi will, however, have to move quickly for the Atlas Lions International as Galatasaray have also joined the race for his signature.