After cutting short a disappointing loan spell with Malaga, AC Milan wonder-kid Hachim Mastour is looking to gain experience on loan with PEC Zwolle.

  • By Michael Bell
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mastourThe young attacking midfielder has been considered one of the most promising young talents in Europe since AC Milan beat off stiff competition to sign him as a 15-year-old from Reggiana. Mastour impressed for AC Milan’s youth teams and was given a chance to join the first team in 2014 by then coach Clarence Seedorf, but failed to come off the bench in a 2-1 win over Sassuolo.

With no first team chances appearing for the youngster, AC Milan accepted a two-year loan offer from Spanish side Malaga last summer. The young Moroccan made his La Liga debut in November as a substitute, but that turned out to be his only league appearance and Malaga ended the loan at the end of the season, allowing PEC Zwolle to swoop.

Mastour is the youngest player to represent the Moroccan national team having made his debut in 2015, aged 16.

Style of play

A skillful attacking midfielder, who can also play on the wing, Mastour’s main strength’s are his dribbling and ball control. His vision and passing ability has also seen the youngster compared to Wesley Sneijder in the past, but Mastour is yet to show he is capable of playing at a high level.

What can we expect from Mastour this season?

PEC Zwolle will be hoping that Mastour will be able to replicate the impact Ouasim Bouy had on loan at the club from Juventus last season. Mastour will be tasked with linking play to PEC Zwolle’s pacey wingers Ryan Thomas, Queensy Menig and Youness Mokhtar, whilst providing the ammunition for striker Anass Achabar.

On a personal note Mastour will be looking to finally make an impact at first team level having seen his tag of being a promising youngster tarnished after the loan spell with Malaga. His signing is seen as a bit of a coup for PEC Zwolle, but can Mastour finally live up to the hype?

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