Wing defender who has risen to fame for his international club career, including for Palermo in Serie B between 2014-2016. He signed with English Premier League side in Newcastle United FC in 2016.
He began his youth soccer career as a youth with Raja Casablanca. He later moved to Varese's youth academy at age 15.
He spent the 2017-2018 year on loan from Newcastle United to Benevento. He made his debut for Morocco's senior international team in 2014.
While born in Casablanca, Morocco, he moved with his family to Italy in 2003.
He and Christian Maggio have played as teammates in Italy's Serie A for Benevento Calcio in 2017-2018.