Torino and Roma battle it out for Munir El Haddadi

Torino and Roma battle it out for Munir El Haddadi

August 30, 2017 0 By Sports Writer

Italian sides Torino and Roma are fighting it out to sign Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi, according to reports.

The 21-year-old striker spent time with Valencia on loan last season and largely impressed, scoring twice against his parent club but his return to the Camp Nou has seen his chances of playing for the first team hit with a negative response.

Competition for places at the club see Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Gerard Deulofeu and Paco Alcacer ahead of the striker, whilst other arrivals are likely.

New Barca boss Ernesto Valverde has been fairly silent on his plans for the former Spanish international and it is now looking extremely likely that he will be leaving the club for either Roma or Torino.

Mundo Deportivo report that despite offers to remain in Spanish football with Deportivo La Coruna or Alaves, the forward has spoken of his desire to move to Serie A.

Premier League side Crystal Palace were also said to be interested but that interest has also been rebuffed.

Joining Barca in 2011, Munir progressed through the youth teams, before making his debut in 2014; he has later made 45 appearances, scoring 10 goals in the process.

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Having impressed, the youngster was awarded a sole cap for the Spanish international side, featuring against Macedonia.