Yassine Bono extends his stay at the club. Sevilla FC and the Moroccan goalkeeper, who has just turned 31, have agreed a one-year contract extension until 2025. His arrival to the club came in the summer of 2019 on loan from Girona as a replacement for Sergio Rico who left for PSG, providing competition for Tomas Vaclík. It would be Vaclík who would take the no.1 spot that season, with Bono making his debut on 3 October against APOEL in the Europa League. He would make his La Liga debut in February against Getafe, after Vaclík picked up an injury.
His breakthrough would come after the break caused by COVID-19, where he would again replace Vaclík after he picked up an injury against Eibar. Bono would start in the last four games of the season, but he was particularly influential in the Europa League campaign in Germany where he was key against Wolverhampton, saving a penalty from Raúl Jiménez. His standout performance came against Manchester United, however, in the semifinals, where his saves helped the team to the final which they would win against Inter Milan. His remarkable campaign led to the club triggering his buy option in the summer of 2020.
From then on, Bono would become a fixture in the team, playing 33 league games last year and 45 games in total. He even emulated Andrés Palop, 14 years later, scoring an equalising goal in injury time against Real Valladolid. This season, with Dmitrović as competition, Bono has remained a constant other than when he went on AFCON duties. If he plays this Thursday, that would mark his 100th game at the club, totalling 65 in La Liga, eight in the Copa del Rey, 11 in the Champions League, 14 in the Europa League and one in the UEFA Super Cup. And in those 99 games, he has kept a remarkable 50 clean sheets.