The 16-year-old is currently with Spanish second division side Cartagena, where he is already training with the first team. The young striker has scored over 40 goals last season with the reserves. He is now attracting interest from around Spain with Real Madrid, Barcelona and the big-spending Malaga all keen to recruit him.
As Hicham is 16, he cannot yet sign a professional deal and that has again put the English sides on alert, who can sign him and only be due to pay minimal compensation. Hicham, of Moroccan descent, is a Spanish citizen and is ready to play for Spain’s youth setup.
All the clubs interested were understood to have been in Spain at the weekend to watch Hicham in action as he played for his regional side Murcia. Hicham is expected to decide his future in the coming weeks, but it seems he could very well be heading to England.
Local sources say Real have been in contact with Cartagena about a price for the midfielder.