The Spanish football giant FC Barcelona is reportedly interested in recruiting Moroccan football star Mehdi Benatia.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Napoli’s Raul Albiol and Lokomotiv Moscow’s Benedikt Howedes and Vedran Corluka are all included in Barcelona’s shortlist.
Benatia, who is also the captain of the Moroccan national team, has already attracted the interest of big clubs, including l’Olympique Marseille, Arsenal, and AC Milan.
Benatia, 31, has spent most of his career in Italy, where he has played for Udinese, AS Roma, and Juventus. He joined the Old Lady on loan from German football giant Bayern Munich in 2016. After his one-year season with Juventus, the Italian football giant converted Benatia’s loan to a permanent deal. In 2017 Juventus signed the Moroccan player with a three-year deal worth €17 million.
Earlier this year, France Football voted Benatia best Maghreb player in 2017, ahead of Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez and Morocco’s Hakim Ziyech.