OFFICIAL: Achraf Hakimi Leaves Inter to Move to PSG on Lucrative Deal

Achraf Hakimi has officially departed from Inter to join PSG, completing a move that has been in the works for weeks. The Moroccan ace bolts from Serie A after just one season. The Nerazzurri will collect a €60M fee, plus €8M easily attainable bonuses and €3M more difficult ones, Gianluca Di Marzio reported.

Hakimi transferred to Inter from Real Madrid for €40M after a tremendous stint at Borussia Dortmund. He quickly became one of the strong suits of Antonio Conte’s formation. He tallied 7 goals and 11 assists in 45 matches across all competitions in the past campaign. The Moroccan international signed a five-year contract and will make €8M per season, plus €8M add-ons.

The talks between the two clubs started in late May. Chelsea joined the race at some point, but Inter preferred to receive just cash from the move. In the final stretch, they had to wait for Real Madrid’s decision on their derecho de tanteo, their right to match the offer. As expected, the Merengues did not.

Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta in recent days: “It is a painful transfer, but we have an obligation to guarantee the sustainability of the club. The sale of Hakimi allows us to breathe a little. We want to keep the other players and preserve the roster that gave us a lot of satisfaction. We will try to confirm it as a whole unless somebody asks to leave.”

His Alejandro Camano commented to “Hakimi had to came to grips with the reality of football. He would have stayed at Inter since he fit in seamlessly and his family was very happy as well. The club needed the money, and he accepted PSG’s proposal.”