Abdelaziz Barrada: Summer Transfer Window Profile and Scouting Report

Daniel EdwardsFeatured ColumnistMay 24, 2013

Getafe midfielder Abdelaziz Barrada is among many players being tipped for a possible transfer in the summer window.

Here's a breakdown of his numbers and a brief scouting guide to the Morocco international, along with a few hints as to where he might be playing next summer.


Age: 23

Contract Situation: Barrada's deal expires in 2015

Career Stops: Senart-Moissy (2006-07), PSG B (2007-10), Getafe (2010-present). 


Current Campaign Stats

La Liga: 31 games, 4 goals. 

Copa del Rey: 1 game, 0 goals. 


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Scouting Guide

Having failed to make the grade at Paris Saint-Germain after three years in the reserve team, this cultured central midfielder has rebuilt his career on the outskirts of Madrid and is desperate for another opportunity at one of Europe's top footballing institutions.

The French-born Morocco international has been a fixture in the Getafe team for the past two seasons, where he has cemented his reputation as a quality midfielder. 

Assured in the pass and equipped with great vision to play in his teammates, Barrada's other great strength is at set pieces. He takes a mean free kick, better than Cristiano Ronaldo according to many, and this weapon makes him an even more fearsome prospect to play against. 


Where to Next?

Barrada's impressive form over the course of 2012-13 has caught the eye of several teams from across Europe.

TalkSPORT states that Arsenal and north London rivals Tottenham are in the race for Barrada's signature. The radio station furthermore names a third option—Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow—who would join the Premier League clubs in hunting the attack-minded midfielder.