Moroccan internationals to follow this weekend
The recovery sounded in the championships of Spain and Italy. Between injuries, unclarified contractual situations and the status of essential executives, the Atlas Lions are returning to the field of Serie A and LaLiga with a single objective: to be part of the aspirants to the World Cup.
100 days before the start of the World Cup, the Spanish and Italian championships resume this weekend. In Serie A, seven Moroccan international players will be at the start of the new season. At Fiorentina, Sofyan Amrabat starts the exercise with the confidence of his coach Vincenzo Italiano. Long tracked by other clubs like Galatasaray, Amrabat chose stability in a Viola squad where he became essential in his role in midfield. His teammate Youssef Maleh is in the same situation and proved last season that he could bring his stone to the building. Not far from there, in Genoa, Abdelhamid Sabiri should play his very first full season with Sampdoria. Last season, the native of Goulmima scored 3 goals in 14 games with the « Blucerchiati », which prompted the leaders to recruit him permanently. Sabiri paid them back by giving Sampdoria victory over Reggina in the Coppa Italia round. For his part, Adam Masina finds the Italian championship with Udinese, but could leave on the bench on the occasion of the reception of the defending champion, Milan AC. Mehdi Bourabia and Abdou Harroui are tipped to start at La Spezia and Sassuolo, respectively.
On the other hand, nothing is certain for Sofiane Kiyine at Lazio. Long undesirable, the talented midfielder may have convinced Maurizio Sarri, who could keep him as an alternative. In Spain, Yassine Bounou and Youssef En-Nesyri should be aligned when LaLiga resumes this Friday against Osasuna. Munir El Haddadi’s future seems to be taking shape in Catalonia, between Espanyol Barcelona and Girona. Returning to the top flight, Real Valladolid have Jawad El Yamiq in their ranks, who should start in defense, while Anuar Touhami is said to be on the bench. On the other hand, nothing is sure yet for Abdessamad Ezzalzouli, who should be transferred as a loan to one of his many suitors. According to « Mundo Deportivo », the Moroccan winger will have to renew his contract with FC Barcelona beforehand, then benefit from more playing time with Real Betis, Cadiz, Villarreal or Girona, all interested in the native of Beni Mellal.