Itâ€™s getting to be that time of the season when Newcastle United will be linked with every player thatâ€™s available on the planet.
Mbarek Boussoufa – Aderlecht’s Morrocan winger
Today we are linked with a couple of players â€“ one of which looks really good in Real Madridâ€™s big German defender Christoph Metzelder.
Another player that weâ€™re supposedly interested in and reported today by the Daily Mail is Anderlecht winger Mbarek Boussoufa, so letâ€™s take a look at the player and see if heâ€™ be any good at Newcastle.
Morocco’s international footballer, Mbarek Boussoufa won the “Soulier d’Or 2006” that is Belgian soccer’s player of year award. The Anderlecht striker, who is 22, was awarded the title in January as a result of a poll of journalists and former players.
Boussoufa had last year received the best goal scorer award in Belgium and he is the first North African to win the Belgian best player award. Mbarek Boussoufa has also been selected as MTNfootball.comâ€™s Rising Star in African Football for 2006.
Boussoufa was the comfortable preference for voters over other candidates â€“ Asamoah Gyan, Emmanuel Eboue, Salomon Kalou and Obinna Nsofor â€“ and his choice was made mainly on the strength of his performances in the Belgium league for AA Gent.
Mbarek Boussoufa moved to Belgian champions Anderlecht on the strength of his performances at AA Gent, and he picked up the Golden Boot award for the highest goal scorer in Belgium last year.
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