Karim El Ahmadi to leave Dutch club Feyenoord in European summer

Karim El Ahmadi to leave Dutch club Feyenoord in European summer
Karim El Ahmadi of Morocco (R) and Sardar Azmoun of Iran in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Morocco and Iran in St.Petersburg, Russia, 15 June 2018.

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Jun 28, 2018. 10:00

Moroccan midfielder Karim El Ahmadi is set to leave Eredivisie giants Feyenoord in the European summer, according to a report from Voetbal International.

The 33-year-old, who has been at the Rotterdam-based club since 2014 (having had a first stint with the Dutch giants from 2008 to 2012), is keen on a fresh challenge in the 2018/19 season.

Feyenoord have reportedly accepted El Ahmadi’s desire to leave and will cooperate with his proposed transfer.

Clubs in France’s Ligue 1, the Middle East and Turkish Super Lig side Bursaspor have been mentioned as possible destinations for the Netherlands-born player.

The Atlas Lions star has one year left on his contract at De Kuip Stadium and will earn the Eredivisie side a “considerable fee”, according to VI.

Feyenoord already have several good options to replace the veteran in the heart of midfield, including compatriot Yassin Ayoub, who will be joining the club from FC Utrecht.

El Ahmadi played in all three of Morocco’s Group B matches at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and only enhanced his reputation as a reliable and disciplined defensive midfielder.

His club career has seen him represent FC Twente, Feyenoord, UAE side Al-Ahli and English team Aston Villa, while he has also racked up close to 50 caps for the Moroccan national team since his debut in 2008.

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