Serie A

Confirmed: Inter sign Hakimi from Real Madrid

The former Dortmund loanee joins Antonio Conte's side after impressing for two years in the Bundesliga

 
4:15pm on Thursday 2nd July 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Inter have completed the signing of Achraf Hakimi from Real Madrid for a reported fee of €40m.

The Moroccan International has spent the last two seasons on loan at Borussia Dortmund who were keen to retain his services on a permanent basis after the period of success, but the player returned to Real Madrid at the conclusion of the German Bundesliga campaign.

Los Blancos are already well-stocked in the full-back department with Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, Marcelo and Ferland Mendy currently at the club, with Alvaro Odriozola and Sergio Reguilon returning from loan spells at Bayern and Sevilla respectively also.

Therefore Madrid were keen to cash in on Hakimi, with Antonio Conte’s side winning the race for his signature this week.

The 21-year-old can play in a variety of positions and has featured as a full-back and wing-back for Dortmund on both sides of the pitch.

With Conte utilising a 3-5-2 formation with the Nerazzurri, Hakimi will slot in perfectly in either wing-back slot.

A product of the Madrid youth system, he starred for Castilla before making 17 appearances for the senior team, with his development taking him to BVB on loan, where he flourished under head coach Lucien Favre.

Hakimi contributed five goals and 10 assists for Dortmund in the Bundesliga in 19/20, earning himself a 88 FC Rating for his performances.

He is believed to have chosen Inter ahead of strong Interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.

Latest news

Champions League

Juventus sack Maurizio Sarri after Champions League exit

The Old Lady went out on away goals on Friday at the hands of Ligue 1 side Lyon

  • 16 hours
Premier League

Cesc Fabregas and the Barcelona homecoming that wasn't

It was meant to be the prodigal son returning to Camp Nou - but it didn't work out that way

  • 17 hours
Serie A

Napoli's £65m man Osimhen is more Drogba than Pepe

The Nigerian is on the brink of a big-money move, and it could be a great piece of business for the Serie A side

  • 20 hours
Premier League

Edinson Cavani to Leeds: Why not?

The former PSG star has been linked with a surprising move to the English Championship champions

  • 21 hours
Robert Lewandowski

Just give Robert Lewandowski the Ballon d'Or already

This is a truly incredible individual season and it's time that the greatest centre-forward of the decade received the big prize

  • 22 hours
La Liga

Laurent Blanc to Barcelona: Could it work?

The World Cup winner has been strongly linked with a role in the Camp Nou dugout

  • 1 day

Most read

Other interesting players

  1. image description Kevin De Bruyne M, AM (C)
    Man City 95
  2. Liverpool 94
  3. Man Utd 93
  4. image description Bruno Fernandes AM, M (C)
    Man Utd 92
  5. Leicester City 91
  6. image description Raheem Sterling W, AM (L)
    Man City 90
  7. Burnley 90
  8. Liverpool 90
  9. image description PE Aubameyang F (C), AM (L)
    Arsenal 89
  10. Man City 89