After announcing his departure from Al-Duhail, Medhi Benatia does not intend to hang up his crampons anytime soon, to the delight of the Italian clubs. The Moroccan international is of great interest to two Serie A clubs.
Medhi Benatia back in Italy? After having made the heyday of AS Roma and Juventus in Turin, the former captain of the Atlas Lions could return to Serie A, a championship he particularly likes, after spending two seasons at Al-Duhail .
Trained in Marseille, Benatia has spent most of his career in Italy, where he arrived in 2010 to represent Udinese, before establishing himself as one of the league’s most successful defenders.
According to Sky Sport information, the 34-year-old defender is in the sights of Genoa and Bologna. The first, eager to improve his defense for next season, particularly appreciates the experience of Benatia. The Moroccan also claims the status of free agent, a factor that could push Genoa to speed up operations.
The main concerned does not seem against a return to Italy. “I have always missed Italy. My family and I love everything about this country, in the past there have been contacts with Juventus and Milan. Let’s see if there is still a team capable of providing the right stimulus, certainly there is no lack of passion and desire at all. And my legs are still working well. I’m enjoying the holidays “, he recently said.
As a reminder, the former Bayern Munich announced his decision to leave Al-Duhail after two and a half years. He helped the team win the 2019 Emir of Qatar Cup and the league title a year later.
Transferred to the Qarar in January 2019, Benatia had left Juventus in Turin after an incessant conflict with his coach, Massimo Allgeri, who often put him aside. After the departure of the Italian technician, rumors of a return of the Moroccan were circulating in the Italian press. Information confirmed by the principal concerned who almost returned there on loan last summer.