Mohamed El Makrini: Dutch midfielder joins Kilmarnock

Mohamed El Makrini
Mohamed El Makrini made 30 appearances for Roda JC last season

Kilmarnock have signed Dutch midfielder Mohamed El Makrini on a one-year deal.

El Makrini, 32, moves to Rugby Park after being released by Roda JC in the Netherlands' second tier.

He joined Roda in January 2017 after a two-year stint in Denmark with Odense, and has also turned out for Den Bosch and SC Cambuur in his homeland.

He is new Killie boss Angelo Alessio's second signing, after Juventus goalkeeper Laurentiu Branescu joined on loan for the season on Monday.

"Kilmarnock had a fantastic season last year and I'm really happy to be part of that now," said El Makrini, who is not fit enough to feature in the club's opening Europa League tie against Connah's Quay Nomads on Thursday.

"It's a great squad, you can see there's a lot of quality and I hope we can do as well as last season."

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