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EXCLUSIVE: Sundowns with shock bid on Hassania’s topscorer

South African giants turns to one of Morocco’s most coveted stars to strengthen their attack ahead of next season.

According to Maghrib Foot’s sources, Mamelodi Sundowns have made a surprise bid for the services of Karim El Berkaoui (24), the current top goalscorer of CAF Confederation Cup and star man at Hassania Agadir. The offer submitted, via the player’s representatives is believed to be worth up to ten million dirhams (€0.92m). A potential move would make him the first ever Moroccan to play in the South African top-flight.

Sundowns are said to be highly impressed with El Berkaoui after watching his blistering performances for HUSA in the local championship, as well as the Confederations Cup. The 24-year-old has scored eight continental goals for The Gazelles this campaign, leading them to the semi-finals of the competition, where they will face fellow countrymen RS Berkane. Sundowns and Hassania have developed a good relationship and when the two clubs faced Al Ahly and Al-Nasr in Egypt a couple of months back, they exchanged knowledge and experience, as well as gifts during their stay.

Maghrib Foot understands that Berkaoui already rejected previous offers from local and Arab clubs and has expressed his intentions on focusing on finishing the remainder of the season with his current club, before discussing possible moves abroad.


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