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·19 September 2023

Official | PSG’s Ilyes Housni joins Al-Sadd on loan

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Paris Saint-Germain forward Ilyes Housni (18) has joined Qatari side Al-Sadd Doha on a season-long loan deal.

Housni is one of the most promising PSG players coming through PSG’s academy. Last season, he played 14 minutes of first-team football across two matches, however, he featured much more prominently in the UEFA Youth League, scoring eight goals and registering three assists in seven matches.


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However, Housni is in need of more first-team experiences. As a result, the France youth international has been loaned to Qatari side Al-Sadd. Housni became the third player to make the move to Qatar in the space of a week. Marco Verratti joined Al-Arabi for a reported €45m fee last week, whilst ahead of Sunday’s deadline, Julian Draxler also made the move, joining Al-Ahli. The German international was reportedly hesitant about making the move but agreed to join the Qatari club ahead of the deadline. PSG reportedly received between €8m-9m for Draxler, who spent last season on loan at Benfica. However, unlike Verratti and Draxler, Housni will return to the Parc des Princes at the end of the season.

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