Rabat – After a long week of arduous negotiations, Wydad of Casablanca has caved in and decided to sell its striker Achraf Bencherki to Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia for $9 million.
The Saudi club announced the news to its fans on its Twitter account couple of hours ago.
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After a long week of arduous negotiations, Wydad of Casablanca has caved in and decided to sell its striker Achraf Bencherki for $9 million.
According to the agreement signed between the two teams, Wydad of Casablanca will receive $5 million, Maghreb of Fez, the team where the players grew up, will receive $1.25 million and the player will receive $3 million.
Last week, Al Hilal made a first offer of $3 million, which the Moroccan team turned down.
“WAC received an offer from Saudi club, Al-Hilal, as mentioned in the attached statement. Chairperson of Wydad, Saeed Al-Nasseri, decided to keep Achraf Bencherki as a player for Wydad.”
Bencherki’s transfer to the Saudi club made headlines in the past two weeks and created a heated debate between those who support his move and those who advise him to turn down the Saudi offer.
Many new sources reported that Morocco’s head coach Hervé Renard, was not supportive of the striker’s transfer to Al Hilal.
The talented footballer rose to prominence in recent months, especially after his performance with Wydad of Casablanca in the African Champions League. Bencherki played a key role in helping his team win the continental title by scoring five goals in the tournament.