Officially.. Hakimi to Paris Saint-Germain
Moroccan international full-back Ashraf Hakimi moved from Italian Inter to French Paris Saint-Germain with a contract until 2026, the Paris club announced, Tuesday, in a deal estimated by the press at about 60 million euros. The 22-year-old multi-position player, who is wanted by several clubs during the summer transfer period, was crowned the Italian league champion with Inter last May. The Moroccan joining Saint-Germain is a good deal for the Parisians, waiting for the signing of Spanish defender Sergio Ramos and Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. Hakimi has emerged at his highest level in recent seasons with German Borussia Dortmund and then with Inter, shining as a defender, full-back and advanced midfielder. Saint-Germain said in a statement that “the Moroccan right-back, who also holds Spanish citizenship, has signed a 5-year contract, and will be linked to the club with a contract until June 30, 2026.” Hakimi (31 caps and two goals), who moved to Inter last summer (40 million euros), will strengthen the Paris team’s defense, as Italian Alessandro Florenzi failed to impose himself. Hakimi started his youth team career with Real Madrid when he was sixteen years old. According to the Italian press, Inter can get about 60 to 70 million euros, including the rewards from the sale of Hakimi, which was made at the request of the club owner, the Chinese “Suning” group, which seeks to compensate for the club’s financial losses due to the outbreak of the Corona pandemic.