Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Inter Milan’s Achraf Hakimi this summer as the Nerazzurri face a financial crisis.
It’s been a period of mixed emotions at Inter Milan after Antonio Conte officially stepped down as manager after delivering their first Serie A title in 11 years. The former Chelsea manager decided to part ways with Inter over an altercation with the board regarding their sporting ambitions for the future. The Nerazzurri face an uncertain time post-pandemic and plan on recovering from the financial loss by raising 80 million euros in the transfer market.
The likes of Achraf Hakimi, Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku were added to the transfer list against the wishes of Conte and refused to sign his preferred targets. RMC Sport now reports that Inter Milan are willing to part ways with Hakimi, who is on Paris Saint-Germain’s radar.
PSG will be looking for a right-back in the upcoming transfer window as Alessandro Florenzi has returned to AS Roma following the completion of his loan deal. The Parisiens lost out on the Ligue 1 title to Lille this season mainly because of their poor defensive stability from the flanks and Florenzi was considered a major weak-link.
The possible acquisition of Hakimi next season could help rebuild the right-flank. The Moroccan international can be deployed as a full-back or even as a right-midfielder due to his attacking ability, as seen this season. He has scored seven goals and has provided 11 assists in all competitions in the 2020-21 campaign. The 22-year-old has immense potential to develop into an all-round full-back and has time by his side to mature into one of the world’s best.
He is valued at just 50 million euros on the transfer market, however, Real Madrid have the right of first refusal over Hakimi’s future. PSG and Real are expected to have a long summer ahead with Kylian Mbappe and Raphael Varane being linked with moves to one another. Paris Saint-Germain are also linked with Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin who will be sold this summer after falling out at the club, as earlier reported.