The 18-year-old attacking midfielder Anouar Aït El Hadj, who has scored three goals in 21 games for Anderlecht in the Belgian Jupiler League this season, has made his choice. The Belgian-Moroccan footballer has not yet officially communicated the country with which he will play for the national team, but those close to him speak of a preference for Belgium rather than Morocco.
Born in Belgium to Moroccan parents, Anouar Aït El Hadj, who did all his classes in the various youth selections of Belgium, since 2017, with the U16s, seems to naturally make the decision to play with the Red Devils of Belgium, rather than the Atlas Lions of Morocco, according to some members of his family.
The young attacking midfielder, who can also play in a more central role, and is currently shining with RSC Anderlecht (3 goals in 21 games), wants to continue the adventure with his country of birth. « Aït El Hadj’s entourage stresses that the player is touched by this interest from Morocco, but that his preference is for the Red Devils, whose colours he has always defended at youth level, » reports Belgian daily Le Soir.
On the other hand, Anouar Aït El Hadj, who is considered a great hope for the Belgian Jupiler League, has already been approached by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) and could even be called up for the World Cup qualifiers in June by Vahid Halilhodzic, according to the Belgian daily. What will happen? Wait and see.