French giant PSG officially added Achraf Hakimi to its team

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French giant Paris Saint-Germain announced that they have signed a 5-year contract with Inter’s Moroccan right-back Achraf Hakimi.

Achraf Hakimi; photo Source, PSG official site

The 22-year-old Morocco international, who transferred from Real Madrid to Inter for 41 million Euros last year, was signed on Tuesday, July 6, for €60 million (£52m/$71m), plus €10m (£9m$12m) in add-ons, goal.com reported.

“I feel a great sense of pride today,” Hakimi told PSG’s official website. “After Spain, Germany, and Italy, Paris Saint-Germain offers me the chance to discover a new championship with one of the most prestigious clubs in the world, he added.

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“I can’t wait to meet my new teammates, the fans, and experience the incredible colour and passion inside the Parc des Princes.

“I share the same big ambitions as the coaching staff and my teammates and will do everything I can to deliver what is expected of me.”

Hakimi, who also has a Spanish passport because he was born in Madrid, joined the Real Madrid infrastructure in 2006 at the age of 7.

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He played with the U19 team in the UEFA Youth League since 2015 (16 matches, 1 goal), then played in Castilla, Real Madrid’s 3rd Division team.

Hakimi, who was promoted to the first team in the 2017-18 season and won the Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup in his first year, was sent on loan to Borussia Dortmund for the next two seasons.

During his time in German, he won the German Super Cup with the German team, then transferred to Inter, where he won the Italian championship in 2020 and played in 37 games in Serie A (7 goals, 10 assists).

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Hakimi has also been playing for the Moroccan National Team since 2016, performed 4 goals and 6 assists in 36 games. 

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