Paris Saint-Germain have reached an agreement with Inter Milan for the transfer of Moroccan full-back Achraf Hakimi, according to Fabrizio Romano. Inter will reportedly receive €60 million as part of the deal, as well as a further €10 million in ad-ons. Hakimi, a product of Real Madrid’s academy, joined Inter in a permanent deal last year.
The defender will undergo his medical next week and will sign a contract until 2026.
PSG and Inter Milan Agree Deal for Achraf Hakimi
New Destination for Hakimi
Hakimi, an attacking full-back who can play on either side, broke into the Real Madrid squad in 2017/18. He made nine league appearances, scoring twice. The youngster went on to join Borussia Dortmund on a two-year loan in 2018. Since then, Hakimi has established himself as one of the world’s best in his position. He chose to join Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan last summer and scored seven times in the league in 37 appearances, playing a key role as Inter broke Juventus’ monopoly by winning Serie A.
Inter’s financial woes mean they are forced to sell, however. The champions have lost Conte, whose ambitions were not in sync with the club. Conte wanted more signings so Inter could defend the title and go a step further in Europe. Now, Hakimi, as a result, is on the market.
Further Interest in Hakimi
Chelsea were among the first to be credited for an interest in Hakimi. Thomas Tuchel wanted him to strengthen a squad that won the Champions League last season. They were willing to offer around €60 million but never made an official approach, according to Romano. They only held talks with Hakimi and his representatives.
In the end, however, PSG have won the race, with Chelsea giving up after learning of PSG’s agreed deal.
PSG have had struggles at full-back. Alessandro Florenzi’s loan from Roma wasn’t extended, leaving a gap at right-back which Hakimi can fill.