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Hakimi at PSG, Real get richer

Achraf Hakimi’s transfer to PSG will pay off big for Real Madrid.

The transfer of Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan to PSG seems imminent. The full-back and the French club have come to an agreement on the terms of the contract as Inter mull over the latest € 70million offer.

It’s an offer the Italians are likely to accept and one that Real Madrid are following with interest. Because a small part of this money will be intended for Madrid as part of the solidarity mechanism provided for by the FIFA regulations on the status and transfer of players in mid-contract and moving between two countries.

Madrid are expected to receive € 2.1million in fees that Inter will pay PSG for Ashraf. In accordance with the solidarity mechanism of article VII of the FIFA regulations on the transfer of players which stipulates that “when a professional is transferred before the expiry of his contract, any club which has contributed to his education and training receives part of the compensation paid to his former club “.

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Clubs that have contributed to the training of a player between the ages of 12 and 23 are eligible to receive 5% of the transfer fee, proportional to the years spent by the player with the club. In Ashraf’s case, he entered Real Madrid’s youth academy at the age of 12 and left at 19 – seven, which for Madrid is 60% of the contribution of solidarity of 5% of the 70 million euros in transfer fees – which amounts to 2.1 million euros.

It’s not a huge sum, but it’s a little extra on top of the € 40million Real Madrid put in the bank for Ashraf’s move to Inter a year ago this week. However, there is no small catch with the solidarity contribution – it means that Madrid will effectively lose the right of first refusal they had on Ashraf. This was the only clause that was inserted when the club sold the defender to Inter in July 2020 as they were unable to secure a buy-back option.

They still had the right to be able to match any offer received for the player from other clubs, but that will go away when Inter accept PSG’s offer. Madrid usually include right of first refusal clauses for a period of 72 hours, but on this occasion they will not match PSG’s offer if all goes according to plan and the Moroccan full-back moves to Paris.

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