TECHNICALLY gifted and capable on both sides of midfield, ‘Nass’ has so far showed his best football with fellow Championship side Burton Albion.
Although he was signed by the Brewers from the third tier of Dutch football, El Khayati was brought up through the PSV Eindhoven youth system followed by spells with Den Bosch and NAC Breda. A short spell in Cyprus followed before returning to spark his career with Kozakken.
In this first season at the Pirelli Stadium, he netted three goals in 18 appearances, as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side clinched promotion from League Two side with El Khayati signing a long-term contract.
His form the following season hit even greater heights, scoring eight goals in 26 appearances from a left-sided midfield role helping the Brewers to the top of League One in January.
His performances prompted the Hoops to come calling in January 2016 and he scored a sensational goal against Charlton at Loftus Road to give the R’s a 2-1 win in April. El Khayati began the 16/17 season at Rangers but was finding regular football hard to come by and in January 2017 he was loaned to Dutch side Den Haag where he scored four goals.
- Full Name:
- Nasser El Khayati
- Date of birth:
- 07 February 1989
- 185 cm
- 75 kg
- Date signed:
- 01 February 2016