Journalist Santi Aouna has said more about the future of the Moroccan national team.
David Moyes would have been frantically trying to hold onto his team’s best players after winning the Europa Conference League at the end of the previous season. The club would have approved Declan Rice’s exit from West Ham after months of interest from Arsenal.
However, after a disappointing domestic campaign the previous year, it was critical to keep the remainder of the team together. Nayef Aguerd was one player drawing attention. Serie A winners Napoli were exploring a deal for him.
Aguerd resisted leaving West Ham, according to Aouna. The journalist reports that clubs in Saudi Arabia were considering a move for him.
The £30 million center-back is a crucial member of David Moyes’ squad. Even after receiving a red card against Chelsea, he was put into the lineup right away against Luton Town. Aguerd is already off to a good start in terms of goals. He is going to be crucial to their Europa League run this year as well.
Aguerd declined to leave West Ham this summer
Amid rumours that Aguerd had agreed to transfer to Saudi Arabia, Aouna said in a post on social media. He said
“It was Nayef Aguerd who refused to go to [Saudi Arabia] and not the other way around.”
Saudi Arabian clubs spent the summer attempting to sign the top players from numerous Premier League teams.
Over in London, Aleksandar Mitrovic left Fulham, while Jordan Henderson and Fabinho left Liverpool for the Middle East. With the Saudi Arabian transfer market being open and Mohamed Salah being their main priority, Jurgen Klopp will continue to be worried about their presence.
The fact that Aguerd rejected a move this summer will please West Ham fans.
Aguerd’s relationship with Kurt Zouma has allowed West Ham to go undefeated so far this season even though the team added Konstantinos Mavropanos as backup. Fans at the London Stadium will be hoping the international break hasn’t slowed them down because their domestic form is completely opposite from last season.
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