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Morocco’s Ayoub El Kaabi Signs with China’s Hebei Fortune

VORONEZH, RUSSIA - JUNE 10: Ayoub El Kaabi of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Rabat – After being courted by Mexico’s Club America, Spain’s Atletico Madrid, and Egypt’s Zamalek and Al Ahly, Moroccan football player Ayoub El Kaabi has made his choice.

The 25-year old Berkane’s Sports Renaissance (RSB) player has officially signed a two-year contract with Chinese club Hebei Fortune.The Moroccan club announced the news on social media, thanking its striker for his services.

Morocco’s striker Ayoub El Kaabi left the Moroccan league for the Chinese championship after scoring 12 goals last season. RSB Berkane agreed to let go of one of his best players for almost EUR 6 million.

“RSB Berkane agreed to Ayoub El Kaabi’s transfer (…) He signed a two-and-a-half-year contract in his first professional experience outside Morocco. On this occasion, we thank Ayoub Al Kaabi after a special season with the team. We wish him all the success in his career,” wrote his former club on Facebook.

Throughout 2018, El Kaabi proved his worth. The Moroccan sensation was the top scorer of CHAN 2018. This performance helped him secure a spot among the 23-list of Moroccan players who participated in the World Cup.

El Kaabi made his international debut for Morocco on January 13 during the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) match against Mauritania, scoring three goals. The RSB Berkane’s striker was named Man of The Match on January 31 after Morocco’s match against Libya’s National Football Team during CHAN’s semi-final match. Morocco won the game 3-1.

The African Football Federation (CAF) chose El Kaabi as the best player of the tournament due to the world-class performance and pure talent he displayed throughout the entire tournament scoring 9 goals in 5 matches, making him the top goal scorer in the entire history of the competition.

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