This summer will be marked by the recruitment of young players trained at the Mohammed VI Academy, reports Football transfer window. European clubs have ticked the names of some on their shelves. The success of Youssef En Nesyri (Sevilla), Nayef Aguerd (Rennes) or even Hamza Mendyl (Schalke 04), all players from the Mohammed VI Academy, is at the origin of this enthusiasm. Several young Moroccan players are in the process of leaving Morocco to join professional clubs in Europe.
Tawfik Bentayeb. This young 19-year-old winger is in the sights of several Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 clubs. He performed well during the last U17 Africa Cup in 2019 with Morocco. With 5 goals scored, he had been elected man of the match several times during the competition. In League 1, the SCO d’Angers and FC Lorient wish to have him in their squad at the end of the season. They have already taken several steps with the Mohammed VI Academy, including a visit to Morocco. In League 2, Sochaux has revealed his intention to recruit the young talent. In Morocco, Raja Casablanca is negotiating with Tawfik Bentayeb.
Anas Nanah. After having passed brilliantly tests with Olympique de Marseille at the end of last season, the European club had not chosen him because he was not yet major. The 18-year-old left side interests Nasser Larguet, director of the Marseille training center and also a former DTN of Morocco. Nanah’s performances also seduce André Villas-Boas, Portuguese technician. Coach of OM, he had asked his management to keep the player to integrate him into the professional group when Jordan Amavi was still injured. After the departure of the former coach of Tottenham, the Marseille club want to have Nanah in its workforce.
Other name: Mohammed Amine Essahel, 18-year-old player, outclassed in all youth teams. It is on the shelves of several Spanish clubs. FC Barcelona had meanwhile followed, but refused the financial demands of the Moroccan training center. The AMF requested a sum significantly greater than 500,000 euros. The midfielder is also of interest to Real Sociedad but has to pay a colossal sum.
Omar Sadik and Mohamed Jaouab (1m98) complete the list of probable departures. The first, a young 16-year-old striker, performed well in the Al Kass International Cup against PSG and Inter Milan. Often compared to Nayef Aguerd, central defender Mohamed Jaouab has a good profile. He is also expected to leave the Mohammed VI Academy this summer.