Paris Saint-Germain formalized the arrival of Moroccan international Achraf Hakimi on Tuesday. A very big blow for the club of the capital.
It was only a matter of hours, it’s now official: Achraf Hakimi is a Paris Saint-Germain player. The club has formalized the arrival of the Moroccan international defender from Inter Milan. After successfully passing his medical examination, the 22-year-old right-back signed a 5-year contract with the capital club. This is PSG’s second summer reinforcement after Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.
Hakimi, a very big blow for PSG
Paris Saint-Germain achieve one of the big shots of the summer by attracting this highly rated defender in their nets. Renowned for his qualities as a counter-attacker, his ability to be decisive by passing or the goal, his volume of play and his technical quality, Achraf Hakimi is today one of the world references to his position – if he is not the number 1 player on the circuit. His arrival fills a need listed for several years in the capital, in a position that has rarely been unanimous, especially as his versatility allows him to evolve in a classic pattern with 4 defenders or in a role of piston in case defense to 5.
Hakimi is also a well-rounded CV. At the height of his 22 years, the Moroccan international, star of the Atlas Lions, can draw on a substantial experience at a very high level.. Product of Real Madrid’s Cantera, the new PSG side – born in the Spanish capital – has traveled a lot. It was at Borussia Dortmund that he revealed himself to Europe, before continuing his progression at Inter Milan. Author of a full season in Lombardy, he was one of the great architects of the Scudetto des Nerazzurri, which ended the hegemony of Juventus.
Wijnaldum, Donnarumma, Hakimi and soon Ramos …
With the arrivals already recorded by Wijnaldum and Hakimi, Paris affirms its desire to strike very hard on the transfer market this summer. The next few hours will be just as busy. In full success story with Italy during the Euro, goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will land after the tournament. Before the transalpine doorman, it is Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos who should join the Parisian armada, at the dawn of a season that promises to be more than thrilling …