La Liga Champions Atletico Madrid are set to beat number of Premier League sides including Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool for PSV Eindhoven winger Zakaria Bakkali.
Premier League sides will have to fight seriously in order to secure Bakkali services. The 18-year-old is one of the hottest prospect in Europe and is being eyed by many big names. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admired his talent many times while his fans compare him to Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard.
His impressive performances last season has caught everyone’s eye. He became the youngest ever player to score a hatrick in Dutch league (Eredivisie) last season.
According to Spanish reports, Atletico are leading the race to sign this teenager and will soon be landing him.
Due to his unprofessional behaviour, PSV have not allowed to train with the first team. While he has also rejected a new offer as he has already expressed his desire to leave PSV for a better club.
It is also reported that PSV might offer Bakkali to Porto for their midfielder Steven Defour who is on PSV's radar since the start of the window.
AS reported that Atletico who are close in landing the 18-year-old might have a problem after his signature as where they will utilize him, may be they will send him on loan to gain some exposure and experience because currently it is difficult to give him his desired chance at Vicente Calderón Stadium.
Bakkali scored 3 goals in 21 appearances for the Dutch side last season.