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Morocco forward Rachid Alioui completes Angers move

10:07 AM EDT 7/2/19
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The 27-year-old becomes the first signing of the transfer window to join Stephane Moulin's team ahead of the 2019-20 season

Morocco international Rachid Alioui has joined Angers on a three-year deal from Ligue 1 rivals Nimes.

After three years with Nimes and following their relegation to Ligue 2, Alioui has sought greener pastures and will continue to play in the French top-flight next campaign.

The 27-year-old missed the early part of the 2018-19 season due to a hamstring injury, but was impressive on his return to action for the Stade des Costieres outfit with five goals in 31 outings.

The contract will keep him with Angers until 2022 and he will wear the no. 7 shirt.

On the international scene, Alioui has made 10 appearances for Morocco but he was not invited for their campaign at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.