Wydad Casablanca turn down Saudi offer for Achraf Bencharki

Wydad Casablanca turn down Saudi offer for Achraf Bencharki
Achraf Bencharki of Wydad Casablanca takes on Amr Elsolia of Al Ahly

by Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Jan 17, 2018. 14:00

African champions Wydad Casablanca revealed that they have rejected an offer from Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal for star forward Achraf Bencharki.

Wydad posted the following statement on their website in regards to the $3-million offer made for Bencharki:

“WAC received an offer from Saudi club, Al-Hilal, as mentioned in the attached statement. Chairperson of Wydad, Saeed Al-Nasseri, decided to keep Achraf Bencherki as a player for Wydad.”

The 23-year-old has been on Wydad’s books since August 2016 and played a major role in their triumph in the 2017 CAF Champions League.

He is currently representing hosts Morocco at the 2018 African Nations Championship and scored the final goal in the Atlas Lions’ opening 4-0 win over Mauritania on Saturday.

Bencharki is also a key member of the full Morocco national team under coach Herve Renard, and he is expected to be a breakout star at the World Cup in Russia later this year.

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