Achraf Hakimi officially at Paris Saint-Germain for five years

After the signing of the Dutchman Georginio Wijnaldum, PSG formalized the arrival of Achraf Hakimi, from Inter Milan, Tuesday, July 6. The 22-year-old right-back, with a very offensive profile, has signed up with the Parisian club for five years (June 30, 2026).

While he was under contract until 2025, the neo-champion of Italy did not resist the Parisian sirens. Born in Madrid to Moroccan parents, Achraf Hakimi was trained at Real Madrid at the age of seven, and made his professional debut in 2017 with the Merengue. He has dual Spanish-Moroccan nationality, but chose to play for the Atlas Lions (31 caps, two goals), with whom he played in the 2018 World Cup.

The right-back already has a Champions League to his list, gleaned in 2018 under the Madrid jersey, after playing two games in the competition. In lack of playing time, he was loaned the following summer to Borussia Dortmund for two seasons, then sold to Inter Milan last summer. With the Nerazzurri, he was one of the great architects of the title of champion of Italy with seven goals and ten assists in Serie A.

Achraf Hakimi evolves at the right-back position but he is sometimes used as a piston or a winger thanks to his athletic and very offensive profile. On December 17, 2019, he set the speed record in the Bundesliga with a race evaluated at 36.2 km / h during a match against RB Leipzig.

Right-handed, equally at ease with his left foot, he will experience a fourth different championship with Ligue 1, but the Moroccan adapts quickly: he was voted best African hope of the year in his first season at Borussia Dortmund, and scored a goal in his Serie A debut against Benevento.

His arrival is a reinforcement of weight for the PSG at a position where the Parisian club struggles to find the rare pearl. Loaned by AS Rome last year, Alessandro Florenzi was not unanimous and Parisian decision-makers have not yet exercised his purchase option. Thilo Kehrer and Colin Dagba were also irregular during their passage on the right flank of the defense.

Hard hit by the health crisis, Inter Milan saw itself in the obligation to replenish its funds. Far from wanting to separate from Achraf Hakimi after a successful season and a Scudetto, the club finally lets go of its nugget for Paris. Inter managing director Giuseppe Marotta hailed an operation « allowing the club to breathe a little », but who remains a « painful transfer ».

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