Paris Saint-Germain are delighted to announce the transfer of Achraf Hakimi. The French side secured one of the most talented right-backs available while splashing the cash to sign him.
Achraf Hakimi has become the first African footballer to break the $100M-mark in transfers. Last year, the Moroccan footballer moved from Real Madrid to Inter for over $41M. Now, Hakimi will join Les Parisiens after the French side paid the nerazzurri over $70M. This is the second confirmed signing by PSG this summer. They earlier signed Georginio Wijnaldum a week ago.
The 22-year-old Morocco right-back, who also has Spanish nationality, signed a five-year contract. And he is tied the club from the French capital until 30 June 2026.
Born in Madrid, Achraf Hakimi joined the Real Madrid youth academy at seven years of age in 2006. From 2015, he played for the club’s U19 side in the UEFA Youth League (16 matches, 1 goal). He then joined the Real Madrid Castilla squad in the Spanish third division for 2016-17 campaign (28 matches, 1 goal).
The right-back made his first appearances for the first-team a year later. And he was a member of the squad that won the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup.
Achraf Hakimi went on loan to Borussia Dortmund for two seasons where he added a German Super Cup to his list of honours in 2019. In 2020, he joined Inter Milan, making 37 league appearances. He scored seven goals and providing ten assists as the Nerazzurri were crowned Serie A champions.
A Morocco international since 2016, Achraf Hakimi has earned 36 caps (4 goals, 6 assists). And he took part in the 2018 World Cup with the Atlas Lions.
“I feel a great sense of pride today.” Said Achraf Hakimi after signing his contract. “After Spain, Germany and Italy, Paris Saint-Germain offers me the chance to discover a new championship with one of the most prestigious clubs in the world. I can’t wait to meet my new teammates, the fans and experience the incredible colour and passion inside the Parc des Princes. I share the same big ambitions as the coaching staff and my teammates and will do everything I can to deliver what is expected of me.” He continued.
“We are delighted to welcome Achraf Hakimi to Paris Saint-Germain today.” Said Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, Chairman and CEO of Paris Saint-Germain.
“This calibre of signing shows the level of our ambitions – we continue to build something very special. Achraf may only be 22 years old and has already established himself as one of the most talended full-backs in world football – these are the standards we set at the club. I know Achraf will have a fantastic career with us. And the whole club wishes him every success in our colours.” Added the CEO.