Inter Look to Reinvest Achraf Hakimi Money in Signing Sassuolo Forward

Inter reportedly consider using the money from Achraf Hakimi’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain to fund their pursuit of Sassuolo’s Giacomo Raspadori. According to Il Giorno (via SempreInter), the Nerazzurri are interested in reinvesting the money from the Moroccan’s sale on acquiring a new forward rather than a right-back.

It’s only a matter of time before Hakimi completes a high-profile €70million move to PSG, which should inject fresh capital into Inter’s empty coffers. The 22-year-old right-back was one of the key figures in the club’s imperious run towards the Serie A title under Antonio Conte in 2020/21.

Matteo Darmian spent most of the season playing understudy to Hakimi, though he reeled off a few impressive displays while deputizing for the ex-Real Madrid starlet. The Italian went from strength to strength down the final stretch of last season, and it seems he has managed to convince the Nerazzurri to rely on him more frequently next term.

Indeed, Inter look ready to entrust Darmian with a more prominent role next season and accumulate funds to reinforce the attacking department. With the future of Lautaro Martinez hanging in the balance, the newly-crowned Serie A champions have set their sights on Raspadori.

The 21-year-old forward enjoyed an eye-catching campaign with Sassuolo, tallying six goals and three assists in 27 Serie A appearances. His development at the Mapei Stadium has not gone unnoticed, with Roberto Mancini picking the prodigious forward for Italy Euro 2020 squad.

Widely considered one of the hottest Italian prospects, Raspadori has attracted plenty of attention from several Serie A sides, including Milan and Juventus.