Moutaouakil happy with move
Yassin Moutaouakil has revealed how Madjid Bougherra helped convince him to come to Scotland.
Last Updated: 04/09/09 9:09pm
Yassin Moutaouakil has revealed how Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra helped convince him to come to Scotland.
French defender Moutaouakil joined Motherwell on a six-month loan deal earlier this week after finding first-team opportunities hard to come by at Charlton.
The 23-year-old is thankful to new boss Jim Gannon for bringing him in and hopes to repay the faith shown in him.
"I am very grateful to him and Motherwell for giving me the opportunity to come and play," said Moutaouakil.
"I had been told a few days ago from my manager at Charlton that Jim Gannon wanted to bring me here to Motherwell.
"He told me that it would be a good opportunity to play so I spoke to my agent and he also said it would be good for me."
Moutaouakil admits he was also given a glowing recommendation by former Charlton team-mate Bougherra.
He explained: "I also spoke with my good friend Madjid Bougherra, from Glasgow Rangers.
"As soon as I knew I had the opportunity to come here, I wanted to speak with him and he told me good things about Scottish football and good things about Motherwell.
"He was positive about it. He did well in Scotland last year and won the [Rangers] Player of the Year and I hope to do as well as him.
"He's a good example for me of what I can achieve at Motherwell and I am looking forward to playing here.
"From what I've seen this morning at training we've got a good team with a good manager. The squad is full of young players, so that is nice for me."