A team of scouts of Spanish La Liga leaders FC Barcelona, have arrived Morocco ahead of tonight’s international friendly pitting Morocco to Brazil at the Grand Stade de Tangier.
According to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, forwards Vitor Hugo Roque Ferreira of Club Athletico Paranaense, Abdessamad Ezzalzouli currently on the books of Osasuna in Spain, 2022 FIFA World Cup star Midfielder Sofyan Amrabat of ACF Fiorentina and developing Barcelona B defender Chadi Riad,19, will be the focus of the Spanish missionaries.
The Blaugrana are hoping to take advantage of the presence of their scouts in Morocco this Saturday to have an interactive session with the players who have been their targets in the past months.
Amrabat gleaned the attention the globe during the last FIFA World Cup in Qatar. His brilliance propelled Morocco to a historic last four run which has made him a transfer target for multiple clubs.
Barcelona face competition from Atletico Madrid among others keen on landing 26-year-old Amrabat who’s contracted with his Serie A club till June 2024 while Roque, 18, has other suitors willing to meet his parent club’s asking price of €50M.
Morocco versus Brazil at the Grand Stade de Tangier this Saturday evening will assemble some of the best players from both nations, thus providing an avenue for the plannet’s most renowned clubs to scout talents at closer range.
The fixture is just the third meeting between both nations and the first ever staged on Moroccan soil.
The Atlas Lions reached the semi-final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and are looking to push for more, propelling the Royal Moroccan Football Federation to invest in big games to test their team against the best.
Sofyan and Ezzalzouli are likely to start for Morocco while Vitor Roque could get some minutes during the second segment.
We understand the Barcelona scouts could likely have a meeting with each of the players on Sunday.
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