Rabat – After firmly holding their grounds regarding their decision to keep their youngster, Wydad is now about to give in to the insistence of Al Hilal, a Saudi football club.
Al Hilal made its interest known at first with a 3 million dollars offer. But that first bid was categorically turned down by the Casablanca giant.
The Saudi side has however come back with a much more appealing bid. They are now proposing 5 millions to land Bencherki in Al Hilal. This, considering the football market in the region, is an offer very hard to sniff at. And with the player himself willing to move to Al Hilal, the situation no longer allows Wydad much room for maneuver.
Achraf Bencherki is currently part of the Moroccan squad competing in the CHAN (African Nations Championship). And should this transfer come to fruition, he might not be playing for Morocco in the next stages of the tournament. According to the CAF regulations, only players in their countries’ national leagues are eligible for the CHAN.
In Morocco’s match against Guinea yesterday, Bencherki played just 15 minutes. According to some pundits, Coach Jemal Sallami’s decision to sideline Achraf Bencherki may well be because he is cautious about building a tactical system around a player whose future with the squad is uncertain.