Rabat – Morocco’s footballer Ayoub El Kaabi is linked with a move to Spanish giant Atlético Madrid.
According to Moroccan newspaper Assabah on Friday, Mohammed El Khelifi, a Moroccan business agent who has close relations with Spanish sports officials several spanish football teams are keen to sign El Kaabi, including Atlético Madrid.
The top scorer at the 2018 African Nations Championship is the target of many football teams as he delivered outstanding performances with his the Moroccan national team of local players during the tournament.
According to Spanish sports outlet AS, Abdel Majid Madran, deputy president of Morocco’s Renaissance Sportive de Berkane, said that “Atletico Madrid have expressed a desire to sign Ayoub El Kaabi.” Madran said that a Moroccan businessman based in Spain initiated the contact between Atletico Madrid and El Kaabi, referring to El Khelifi.
Expressing his satisfaction over Atletico Madrid’s call, El Kaabi told Moroccan Radio Mars Rad: “ I am honored that a club like Atletico Madrid has shown interest in me.”
In addition to Atlético Madrid, El Kaabi has reportedly received several offers, especially from Egyptian top-ranked football clubs.
El Kaabi is now focusing on his opportunities to secure a post in Herve Renard’s team for the 2018 World Cup, which will take place in Russia.