Achraf Hakimi has been making headlines in Europe at the start of this weekend since the announcement of his upcoming arrival at Inter Milan.
A decision that divides, since the Moroccan international, author of a stratospheric season at Borussia Dortmund, had all the qualities required to return to Real Madrid.
Unwilling to play the role of understudy for Carjaval at Casa Blanca, the Atlas Lion, who has spent two years on loan in the Bundesliga prefers to embark on a new adventure that will allow him to shine and progress.
Indeed, according to the daily AS, Hakimi considers that the Italian club is “the perfect choice” for the next stage of its development and the ambition of the club.
The 21-year-old young talent has reportedly already told the La Liga giant that he does not intend to be the back-up for Dani Carvajal, who remains Zinedine Zidane’s first choice in his squad.
Hakimi would have been guaranteed by Antonio Conte to play an important role in a scheme of three plants and two corridors which adapts perfectly to his conditions.
A strategic choice
At 21, the Moroccan considers that Inter’s approach is perfect. It’s a big club that is fighting for all the titles and would also allow it to make a new leap in a few years.
In addition, Hakimi is aware that the choice of Inter would allow him to return to Real Madrid in the future which would have been more complicated by joining Bayern for example.
Another important factor for all parties is the economic factor. The Milanese have offered a salary of 5 million euros per year to the BVB player, which is significantly higher than what he receives in Madrid.
On the other hand, Real needs money to deal with the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Moroccan was far from being one of the candidates to trade, but Madrid cannot afford to retain a player who does not want to stay and for whom many of the big names in Europe sigh.
With all of these ingredients, Ashraf’s departure seemed inevitable; the right-back, who plays his second consecutive season on loan to Borussia Dortmund, has scored 9 goals and 10 assists to date, making him one of the defenders the most prolific in Europe.