5/19/2023–|Last update: 5/19/202306:19 PM (Mecca time)
Moroccan Shadi Riyad, young Barcelona defender, received an offer to move to the Dutch Football League on loan, to gain more experience before returning to the “Catalan” club.
It was confirmed by the newspaper “Sport” (Sport) Spanish, that the club RKC Valvik, the competitor in the Dutch League, has expressed its willingness to sign Riyad (19 years), on loan during the next season.
Riyad aspires to play in the Barcelona senior team shirt constantly, but this will be difficult to achieve if the club succeeds in signing Inigo Martinez, defender of Athletic Bilbao, in addition to the presence of a group of players in his position.
🔄 (CHADI): Chadi Riad’s future depends on where Barça Atlètic will play next season.
• Eredivisie club RKC Waalwijk are following the player, last season they were willing to sign him before the player prioritized renewal.#FCB 🇲🇦
Via (🟢): @Jordigil & @bonagerman [sport] pic.twitter.com/aPFF9fDzUf
– Barça Buzz (@Barca_Buzz) May 18, 2023
At the same time, the Moroccan defender does not want to stay with Barcelona’s reserve team, and therefore his exit to the Dutch League will be beneficial for the player and the club, in order to gain more minutes and experience.
The Spanish newspaper says that Valvek is closely following the development of the player, who prioritized the renewal of his contract with Barcelona, before embarking on a new experience.
Valvik ranks ninth in the Eredivisie table with 41 points, with only two rounds left until the end of the football season there.
Shady Riyad has become a well-known name among Barcelona fans, after appearing in one match with the Catalan team, in the Spanish League competitions for this season.
Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez pushed Shadi Riyad in the “Blaugrana” match against Osasuna on November 8, 2022, which took place at the “Alsaddar” stadium, and on that day the player entered instead of his colleague Pedri Gonzalez, but he did not appear after that in any meeting.
At the international level, Chadi Riyad received an invitation from Walid Rekragui, coach of the Moroccan national team, to represent the “Atlas Lions” during the last international break.
Chadi Riyad was with the Moroccan national team in the two friendly matches against Brazil and Peru, but he did not participate in any minute.
Los ya renovados Marc Casadó y Chadi Riad, atentos a la Charla de Xavi #fcblive pic.twitter.com/CFGOlLiETM
– Albert Rogé (@albert_roge) July 5, 2022
The newspaper “Mundo Deportivo” (mundodeportivo) describes Shadi Riyad’s playing style as fierce and strong, as he mastered air and ball games, and is close to the way Uruguayan player Ronald Araujo, Barcelona defender, plays.
Shadi Riyad is 1.86 meters tall, which is ideal for defenders in football, which impressed Mexican Rafael Marquez, Barcelona youth coach.
Shadi Riad was born on June 17, 2003, in Palma, Mallorca, to Moroccan parents, and holds both Moroccan and Spanish nationalities, according to the official website of FC Barcelona.