Achraf Hakimi, the PSG and Morocco full defender, wants to return to Real Madrid.
PSG finalized the deal of Achraf Hakimi in July 2021, kicking off a summer that would go down in history with the additions of Ramos and Messi. The 24-year-old right-back arrived in Paris after shining as a winger for Borussia Dortmund and Inter. The French team realize a player whose impact on Ligue 1 was immediate after years of playing with a gap on the right wing.
Achraf’s assimilation was amazing. However, his playing level, which had first been superb, began to decline. According to L’Équipe, the ex-Real Madrid star ascribed his poor form on Pochettino’s four-defender system. However, despite playing alongside three center-backs and two wingers, the formation that offers Hakimi the greatest strength, he has struggled to restore his confidence this season, particularly after the World Cup.
Achraf Hakimi is having a terrible season at Paris Saint-Germain
Those closest to Achraf recommended him to join with Chelsea rather than PSG two years ago, right before signing with PSG.
The player want to return to Madrid where he grew up before making the leap to professional sport. The Moroccan international, a World Cup semi-finalist in Qatar, has a contract until 2026. The contract prevents him from leaving Paris. Especially, on the other hand, it is very tough to bargain with Qatar for its talent.
Achraf’s performance in 2023 has earned him a lot of flak from his teammates. His most recent off-field incident saw him accused of raping a young lady. That case made further difficult situation inside the club.
After being sent off against Lorient two weeks ago, the former Inter Milan star has yet to regain his best form, notably the one that helped Morocco reach the World Cup semi-finals last December.
One of the reasons Achraf is regarded ‘untouchable’ is his connection with Mbappé. Mbappe and he has formed an incredible bond since day one. The French striker has been an enormous help to the youngster, particularly during his initial months in Paris. PSG are not considering transferring the right-back, but if a substantial bid comes in, the scenario might alter quickly.