Bundesliga leader FC Bayern Munich is apparently considering signing the Moroccan national player Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan. That reports the tz. Accordingly, the versatile right-footed person embodies exactly the attacking full-back that the new coach Julian Nagelsmann favored for his system.
It is no secret that Bayern are looking for reinforcement for their right-wing defense: Benjamin Pavard’s performances fluctuate a lot after the strong 2019/20 triple season and summer newcomer Bouna Sarr disappointed expectations.
Achraf Hakimi fits exactly into the profile as a possible newcomer. His advisor Alejandro Camana agrees. He said in the tz About Bayern’s alleged interest: “That wouldn’t surprise me. FC Bayern are one of the best clubs in the world. If you’re looking for someone, the player has to be the best in his position – and Achraf is the best in his position.”
However, signing the former BVB star would be a costly affair: Inter only transferred 45 million euros to Real Madrid for him before this season. Hakimi’s contract with the newly crowned Italian champion runs until 2025. However, there are also reports of financial problems at the Nerazzurri and sales of well-known players could be the consequence.
Hakimi’s market value is unlikely to have fallen over the course of this season. After slight adjustment difficulties, he was one of the top performers under Antonio Conte. In 41 competitive games, he delivered seven goals and eight assists.
Switch to Bayern? Hakimi also played for BVB
Hakimi knows the Bundesliga from his time in Dortmund. At Borussia, the former real talent completed two seasons on loan and between 2018 and 2020 developed into one of the best full-backs in Europe’s top leagues.
This week, Hakimi commented on his departure from Madrid. At El Chiringuito he said: “People always say that I wanted to play regularly. But that’s not true. Madrid was my home, I would have liked to stay. But they decided differently.”
He felt that he was “up to the task”, but ultimately economic problems due to the corona pandemic were the decisive factor for his change.