Some strange moves and decisions have occurred in this January transfer window, and Medhi Benatia’s Quatar move cannot escape that list.
The skipper of the Morocco National selection is now a property of Al-Duhail, in a move that summed up to 10 million€.
Thinking of Benatia organizing the defense brings goosebumps to fans and most at times changes the facial countenance of strikers.
He is one of the few defenders left, following the ‘old fashion defending’ ; fierce and sometimes brutal, a ‘Jose Mourinho’ dream center-half to say the least.
The defender decided not stay stay in Europe and play football, but rather to move to a new challenge in a different continent.
You know what they say? Wine only gets better with age. The 31-year-old was monitored by the red half of Manchester who are experiencing a change of fortune upfront, but it’s still old same problems at the back. Manchester United would have done with someone of Benatia’s experience given the fact that he has worn the kits of Bayern and Juventus, yet performed beyond expectations.
Benatia won two Italian Scudetto’s and two Italian cup’s during his time with the ‘Bianconeri”.
His New Club,Al-Duhail are half a dozen time Champions of Qatar and sit second in the log after 15 games.
The intentions behind the signing is clear; fans of Al-Duhail are not desperate for defenders, as they boost of the best defense in the ongoing season, but they have certainly got a leader in their ranks and one who would help brighten the promotion of the league as Qatar builds up for the 2022 world cup. Benatia joins other big names in the country like Eto’o and Xavi.