Inter Milan set to seal €40m deal for Achraf Hakimi

June 26, 2020
By: Daniel Orme

Inter Milan are close to agreeing a deal for Real Madrid defender Achraf Hakimi, according to reports.

As per Gianluca Di Marzio, the Italian giants have agreed a €40m plus add-ons deal with Hakimi’s current club Real, with the Moroccan defender backing his switch to the San Siro.

The 21-year-old has spent the past two seasons on-loan with German outfit Borussia Dortmund, impressing immensely from right-back. In his time at the Signal Iduna Park, he has made 72 appearances in all competitions, scoring 12 goals and providing 17 assists.

He was currently in the midst of an extremely impressive season, with Dortmund reportedly keen on signing him on a permanent deal. However, they could not apparently pay the fee that Real were demanding. Instead, they made a move for Paris Saint Germain defender Thomas Meunier on a free transfer.

This allowed Inter to make the move for Hakimi, who would become Antonio Conte’s first signing ahead of the 2020/21 campaign. He would be competing with Danilo D’Ambrosio and the returning Valentino Lazaro in Milan.

Meanwhile, Hakimi will play his final match in a Borussia Dortmund on Saturday as they face Hoffenheim at home. He sits at a price of 14/1 with William Hill to score the opening goal of the match.

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