The 15-year-old, commonly known as Moha, has developed quite a reputation in the Spanish capital following a number of impressive performances for the Real Madrid academy side Cadete B.
The central midfielder was born in Madrid with Moroccan origins and has represented the Spanish national team at U16 level, though his future at international level could yet still lie with the African nation.
After Moha impressed throughout the Cadete B league campaign where his young Madrid outfit went the entire 30-game season unbeaten, Aston Villa among others have apparently sent an emissary to take a closer look.
“Emissaries from Manchester United, Aston Villa and Manchester City were at the Nike Cup in Elche last week, asking for the situation of the young Spaniard Moha. The Premier League trio were left stunned by his level of performance during his side’s title win,” Spanish publication AS reports.
Do Aston Villa have a shot at tempting him away from the Real Madrid academy?
Owing to the financial benefits of the Premier League, the English top-flight clubs can offer academy products far more than they could earn in Spain.
A recent report in the Spanish publication Diario Sport highlighted this as Barcelona apparently face losing highly-rated youngster Inaki Pena amid talk of Premier League interest.
While Villa may not be a European powerhouse like Real Madrid, they may in fact be a better prospect financially and arguably more accessible in terms of developing into a capable first-team player.