Al-Shorta vice president revealed that clubs like Manchester United, Juventus and other European elites are interested in securing the services of attacker Mohanad Ali.
Ali, 18, plays his football club for the Iraqi club Al-Shorta and is advertised as one of the finest prospects of Asian football at the moment, fully reflecting his return of 8 goals in just 14 appearances for his national team.
Al-Shorta vice president Wahab Al-Taei revealed, as per a tweet released by Soccer Iraq, that Europeans like Manchester United, Juventus, Benfica and Galatasaray are all interested in signing the player.
Al Al-Shorta Vice-President Wahab Al-Taei:
"Manchester United has made an offer for Mohanad Ali, as have Juventus, Benfica and Galatasaray, but rejects European offers for personal and family reasons, preferring Al-Ain. We are trying to convince him to go to Europe". pic.twitter.com/8entkOjNJ8
– Soccer Iraq (@SoccerIraq) 10 April 2019
However, he also said that the player himself is not willing to move to Europe for "personal and family reasons", choosing to stay in Iraq despite the club's efforts to try to get him to make the move.
Mohanad Ali played an important role for his national team in the Asian Cup 2019 at the beginning of this year, recording 2 goals in 4 games to help Iraq progress towards the knockout stages of the tournament, first that were eliminated by any winners in Qatar.
FOX Sports Asia evaluation: 3/5; Ali is young, talented and could offer a great deal of collaboration with the Asian demographic fan to any club that signs it. And giants like Manchester United and Juventus also sharply value the commercial aspect of a signature before making a move for him.
& # 39; You can't leave Manchester United alive; – Piqué