Rabat – Spain’s Atletico Madrid was not happy to hear about Morocco’s Ayoub El Kaabi’s transfer to Chinese football club. The Atlas Lion reportedly signed a two year contract with the Hebei fortune on June 11, and was confirmed by his former club Berkane’s Sport Renaissance (RSB) on social media that day.
According to close sources cited by Arabic outlet Assabah, the Spanish team blames RSB Berkane’s lack of communication regarding the transfer of the striker. Very interested in the 25-year-old footballer, Atletico Madrid had reached out to the Moroccan club several times to get a deal but in vain.
Atletico Madrid, informed of the deal by social media, expected more professionalism from the Moroccan club. citing it was the first to make an offer on El Kaabi, and had offered a considerable sum..
However, RSB opted for the Chinese Championship, selling its best scorer 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.