Squad news


19 Jul 2017
Zakaria Bakkali completed the medicals and was immediately included in the roster for the friendly against Cerceda. He expressed his satisfaction for joining the club and even talked of the number of goals that he wants to score.

The newest addition to Deportivo, Zakaria Bakkali, completed the medicals on Tuesday, the winger talked to reporters and expressed his satisfaction for joining the club, “I am very content for been here, with this team, a great team. The fans are great. I like this team and I’m happy. This club has history and that’s why I like it.”

The winger was talking of what the fans can expect from him, “They can expect goals and assists, we hope to earn points. I like to face one-on-one plays. I am a fast player. I hope to play a little more than at Valencia. I am feeling motivated and want to play more than last year.”

The Belgian was eve marking a number of goals and assists for the season, “If you score five goals and make five assists, it will be fine. 5+5 it will be pretty fine.” About his position on the field, he said that, “I can play at the right or left, for me it’s the same.”

Finally, Bakkali said that Cartabia spoke great things of Deportivo, “He said big things of the fans, he said that you spend a great time on here. I had four or five other offers, but I preferred to come here. We have a good team and will do everything in order to compete.”




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