Before the transfer deadline, Sparta must not only take into account a departure from Abdou Harroui, but also from Mohamed Rayhi. Saudi Arabian Al-Batin has made a bid for the 26-year-old attacker.
That confirms technical director Henk van Stee of the Rotterdammers to it Algemeen Dagblad. Sparta has rejected Al-Batin’s proposal. Van Stee indicated that he did not want to let Rayhi go for the amount offered. FC Groningen previously received zero on Sparta’s petition. The Pride of the North showed an interest in Harroui.
Whether Al-Batin will return for Rayhi is unclear. The attacker came over from NEC in 2018 and is still stuck at Het Kasteel for two seasons. He is currently preparing with Sparta for the duel with PEC Zwolle. Deroy Duarte will probably also be there again. The midfielder has recovered from the corona virus.