‘We hope this will be a transfer through the front door and not through the back door’

Youssef El Akchaoui, manager of Spartan Mohamed Rayhi, hopes that Sparta will contribute to a transfer to Al-Batin. The player is already sitting with his head at his possible new club, says El Akchaoui.

Sparta already turned down an offer from Al-Batin. We want, and Al-Batin wants to complete the transfer today or tomorrow. I presented Van See (technical director, Sparta, red.) with other options and ideas this afternoon and he will have to discuss this with other people within the club. In any case, we sincerely hope that this will be a transfer through the front door and not through the back door, says El Akchaoui in conversation with Voetbal International.
El Akchaoui is hoping for the cooperation of Sparta. We have to stay professional, but this does play in Mohamed‘s head. We have a good relationship with everyone within Sparta and would like to keep it that way. But some people within Sparta have to remain real.
He came transfer-free to Sparta and now has a certain track record. I understand that he is an important player, but Sparta still has until 5 October to find a replacement, says El Akchaoui. I know Sparta’
s scouting device and they do have a list of possible successors. Mohamed just wants very badly and his head is in that direction.