Monday, July 6, 2015
New signing today when it was officially announced that Zakaria Bakkali aged 19yrs a Belgian international at all levels and born in Morocco. He has passed his medical and signed for the club and he is due to fly out to join the rest of the squad in Austria forthwith.
Bakkari comes with high hopes having been signed from PSV Eindhoven on a free transfer as his previous contract had run out. He had obviously had discipline problems with the management at PSV and therefore his playing time has been severely limited and has not played in 2015. However he is believed to be a very good prospect and was also trailed by Man Utd. Arsenal and Liverpool. After a chat with Nuno yesterday the club decided to take a chance with him despite his possible discipline problems and I am sure Nuno will sort him out in good time. We have him until 2020 so plenty of time for him to mature and hopefully be a great investment for us. Not sure how his Spanish is but if I can help with a few useful phrases for him to learn. Si jefe ( yes boss ) No jefe ( no boss ) Inmediamente jefe ( right away boss )
Well, bienvenido Zakari and good luck at Valencia CF.