Zakaria Bakkali is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for the Belgium national football team as a winger. He is most famous for becoming the youngest Eredivisie player of all-time to score a hat-trick, at the age of 17 years and 196 days. Born in Liège to immigrant parents from Morocco, After starting his footballing career at the youth academies of RFC Liège and later Standard Liège, Bakkali transferred to PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands at the age of 12. On 30 July 2013, Bakkali made his debut for PSV against Zulte Waregem in a UEFA Champions League qualifying match. He made his Eredivisie debut against ADO Den Haag in the opening game of the season on 3 August. On 7 August 2013, he scored his first senior goal in the second-leg of the Champions League tie against Zulte Waregem in a 3–0 win. On 10 August, he scored a hat-trick in PSV’s 5–0 defeat of NEC Nijmegen at the Philips Stadion, becoming the youngest player to score a hat-trick in Eredivisie history. In the middle of 2014, Bakkali was set for a move to Atlético Madrid for a fee of around €2-3 million, but the move fell through. After the move failed, interest from the Premier League began to rise throughout the 2014–15 season. After rejecting a new contract from PSV, Bakkali was banished from the first-team, with PSV agreeing to sell him in the winter transfer window. Scottish club Celtic offered £750,000 on transfer deadline day for Bakkali, but a PSV spokesman stated that “this deadline day no deal will be closed by PSV with any team for this particular player”.