The football player said last season that he does want to leave his Belgian football club Standard Liege.
Rabat – Moroccan football player Mehdi Carcela has allegedly turned down an offer from Qatari football club Al Sailiya.
The Belgian news outlet, La Dernier Heure (DH), reported that the football player is attached to his Belgian club. The news outlet also quoted a statement from Carcela, who said last season that “Standard is my club, I don’t want to leave.”
WalFoot reported that the Qatari football club offered Carcela a transfer fee of € 2.5 million.
“The player decided to stay despite the fact that he could have tripled his salary in Qatar,” the news outlet said.
DH reported that several other football clubs in the Gulf showed interest in Carcela.
In April, the football player won the Belgium Lion Award for being the best player of Maghreb origin playing in Belgium. He also won the award in 2015 and 2018.
Carcela, who also plays for the Moroccan national team, made his debut with the Atlas Lions in a friendly game against Nigeria in Marrakech in February 2011.
He also made the list of the players on Morocco’s squad in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.