Real Madrid reportedly ‘sign a youngster to their academy’ after he tragically lost his entire family in a Morocco earthquake

Real Madrid has taken a heartwarming step by signing Abdul Rahim Awhida, a 14-year-old boy who tragically lost five family members in a Morocco earthquake, for their academy.

Abdul Rahim Awhida, a devoted Los Blancos supporter, was seen wearing the club’s shirt during an interview outside the remnants of his home. He used the shirt to wipe away tears as he recounted the devastating experience.

The interview gained international attention and went viral, with fans tagging Real Madrid’s social media accounts in hopes that the club could offer assistance. In a touching gesture, Real Madrid decided to sign Abdul Rahim Awhida for their academy.

The Spanish club have since reached out to Saudi Arabian TV station Al Arabiya to get in contact with Abdul’s uncle, according toThe Sun.

After locating Abdul, they have offered to take him under their wing and adopt him into their football family. Real reportedly plan to integrate him into their academy while he continues to study in Spain, fulfilling his father’s wishes.

Abdul’s father, mother, two brothers and grandfather were among more than 2,900 people killed in the 6.8 magnitude quake in his home country last Friday.

During the emotional interview, Abdul explained he wanted to fulfil his father’s dream of completing his education to become a teacher or a doctor.

“I just want to finish my studies,” he said.

Real Madrid are one of several of clubs that have paid tribute to the victims of the disaster, releasing an official statement expressing their ‘deepest concern’ for those affected.

The statement read: “Real Madrid C.F., its president and Board of Directors express their deepest concern and solidarity with the victims of the earthquake in Morocco in recent hours.

“Our club extends its condolences to the families of the deceased and all the Moroccan people.

“Likewise, we wish the injured a speedy recovery and we transmit all of our strength and affection.”

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