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By The Atlas Lions, Feb 12 2019 12:47PM

Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi market value has tripled since he joined Borussia Dortmund on a loan from Real Madrid.


By Morocco World News -


Rabat – Football website Transfermarkt has reported that Achraf Hakimi’s market value has jumped three times after a successful half-season with Borussia Dortmund.


Transfermarkt, specialized in defining the market value of players, has valued Achraf Hakimi’s at €25 million, after being esteemed at €7.5 million with Real Madrid when he left in July 2018.


When Hakimi played with Real Madrid, he rarely featured in matches. He was deemed surplus to requirement, pushing Real Madrid to loan him to Borussia Dortmund for two years.


According to many football reports, Hakimi does not want to return to Real Madrid to be a substitute again, especially after improving his footballistic skills and guaranteeing a permanent spot as an undoubted starter at his current German club.


With 49 points and 20 matches played, Borussia Dortmund is ranked first in Bundesliga, the top German football league.

By The Atlas Lions, Feb 11 2019 08:52PM

Barcelona have reportedly swooped to sign Mallorca youngster Chadi Riad.


The 15-year-old, who is a Morocco youth international, has been linked with Villarreal in recent weeks.


However, according to Sport, Barcelona have secured the services of the defender, who will move to the club's La Masia academy at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.


The report has claimed that Riad will initially line up for Barcelona's Juvenil B team with the view to progressing over the next few years.


Riad recently played a key role in the Morocco Under-15 side which won the Youth African Games.



https://www.sportsmole.co.uk/football/barcelona/transfer-talk/news/barca-secure-15-year-olds-signature_349971.html

By The Atlas Lions, Jan 31 2019 03:41PM

By The Atlas Lions, Jan 31 2019 10:19AM

(BBC Sport) Morocco's Confederation Cup holders Raja Casablanca have named Frenchman Patrice Carteron as their new coach.


The 48-year-old replaces Spaniard Juan Carols Garrido, whose contract was ended by Raja on Monday.


Carteron has signed until the end of the season with an option to renew after that.


The former Mali and TP Mazembe boss led Egypt's Al Ahly to the 2018 African Champions League final but was sacked after the loss to Tunisia's Esperance.


He takes over a club third in the Moroccan top-flight six points behind leaders and rivals Wydad Casablanca with a game in hand.

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