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Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Barcelona wanted to acquire Benatia’s services
By Andrew Scott Tuesday, 9 September 2014 04:23
Mehdi Benatia said that Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Barcelona were looking to acquire his services, but the player does not want to leave the ranks of Bayern Munich, as he is happy to stay with the German champions. Pay per head agents are not the least bit surprised, considering how well the player fits into the team.
The 27-year-old, who many fans see as a real rising star in the sport, reportedly signed a €26million deal with Bayern last month, leaving Roma behind, and many of the player’s fans were very happy with his decision.
There was reportedly plenty of interest for Benatia, and now he said that there are several top clubs in Europe who were looking to sign the player, leaving many experts wondering where he could end up.
The Morocco defender also said that he initially wanted to continue playing with Roma, but now that the player made the switch, he was very pleased with his decision to join the ranks of the German side.
“Manchester City and Chelsea wanted me, while there were also approaches from Real Madrid and Barcelona,” the player said.
“I discussed my future with Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini.
“He told me that the club wanted to hold on to me, but that they needed the money from a sale. That annoyed me, because I initially wanted to stay put.
“But let it be clear, I was happy to join Bayern Munich. I like Munich – even if it’s a bit cold here.”
Benatia’s fans can’t wait for next month to arrive, as the player will take on Roma in the UEFA Champions League when Bayern visit the Italian side.
The football world knows very well how much Benatia has to offer to the sport, and believe that he will continue to be a very important asset for Bayern. Developments on the player will be closely followed by pay per head agents all over the world, and they’re confident that he will help his side clinch many wins in future matches.