Rabat - According to Italian Press, Bayern Munich is interested in securing the transfer of Morocco’s and AS Roma defender Mehdi Benatia.
Rabat – According to Italian Press, Bayern Munich is interested in securing the transfer of Morocco’s and AS Roma defender Mehdi Benatia.
The same information was reported by Italian journalist and beIN Sport correspondent, Tancredi Palmeri, who said in his Twitter account that “Bayern Munich have been scouting Benatia in last 4 games.”
Bayern Munich have been scouting Benatia in last 4 games, according to Sky Italy
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) March 25, 2014
The German team adds to a long list of big European clubs interested in the Moroccan player, namely F.C. Barcelona, Manchester United and the Paris S.G.
“The leaders at Roma are aware of the fact that other big clubs are interested in Mehdi…We’ll have a meeting with the club soon and we’ll see what happens from there. At the moment though, all I will say is that the lad feels very good in Rome,” the player’s agent was quoted by Italian website, Chiesa Di Totti, as saying.
According to the Moroccan website Alyoum24, Bayern Munich is ready to put to 20 million euros ($27 million), almost the same amount reportedly offered by Barcelona a couple of weeks ago.
But after FIFA, the ruling body of world football, banned FC Barcelona from signing any new players until the summer of 2015, it is unlikely that the Moroccan defender will wear the blaugrana jersey next year.
This FIFA ruling may pave the way for Bayern Munich to recruit AS Roma’s defender.
AS Roma recruited Mehdi Benatia from Udinese for € 13.5 million. The Italian club coach Rudi Garcia relies heavily on the player, but playing for the Spanish team could be a good opportunity for the Moroccan national, who was named the best Moroccan athlete in 2013.
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