Transfer window Medhi Benatia : Moroccan evokes Ziyech’s aborted move to Roma

Medhi Benatia

Medhi Benatia tried his best to bring his national team mate Hakim Ziyech but he did not succeed, as he confessed.

The former Atlas Lions captain admits to trying to sign Ziyech to Roma. But this attempt was ultimately unsuccessful. According to the defender of Al-Duhail Sports Club, the boss of the Italian club James Pallotta had considered this transfer of expense unnecessary.

“I had tried to get [Hachim Ziyech] to come to Roma, and he would have run to join this club. I spoke to Francesco Totti and Edin Dzeko, telling them he’s the right man for them. As a symbol of the club, Francesco did all he could to secure the deal, but Pallotta said it would be ‘an excessive expenditure’ and nothing ever came of it, ” Mehdi Benatia said in his interview with the Sportweek magazine of La Gazetta dello Sport.

The former Ajax Amsterdam playmaker has finally joined the Chelsea Blues for a new adventure.


Aimé ATTI is a bilingual journalist who breathes football and shares his passion on Africa Top Sports

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