The 24 year old Moroccan seems to be on his way Championship side Newcastle.
Managed by Rafe Benitez the magpies were relegated from last years Premier League and are eager to add some strength to their squad in hopes of gaining promotion back to England’s top flight.
The transfer fee is rumored to be about 3.5 million euro and the Rosanero man is set to sign a five year contract with the club.
In two seasons with Palermo, the Moroccan international has made 73 appearances scoring three times. He has also made 16 competitive appearances for his national team.