"We received various proposals because Marouane had outstanding athletic capacities," recalls Dessy to the Liverpool Echo. "But I think that he made the good choice to stay where he was until moving to Everton.
"Determination, the technical and physical side, and he always had a good attitude. Marouane is respectful of everything, his club and his leaders, the players he's playing with and the fans. His profile corresponds completely to the English championship."