Achraf Hakimi has the interest of PL duo Chelsea and City. But the defender is keen on returning to Real Madrid.
Achraf Hakimi has been away from Real Madrid last two seasons. He has been at Borussia Dortmund for a two-year-long loan spell. Since his period at Bundesliga is nearing an end. There are many European clubs showing interest in the defender.
Manchester City and Chelsea are the leading competitors. Tottenham Hotspurs are also trying to lure him in. The list of admirers for him is pretty long. But Borussia is looking to make a permanent deal for the defender. Being a part of their squad for two years, Dortmund is happy with his services. So they wish to continue with his time with them. But with all this competition that might be too hard to achieve.
As for Hakimi, he is showing interest in moving back to Real Madrid. Having spent two consecutive seasons away, the defender wants to play for his home club. But Real Madrid may try to cash in on him. The Spanish giants are keen on generating some bucks for their key transfers. Jadon Sancho has been their priority for some time. With many admirers on the lookout, Hakimi might be leaving soon.
Chelsea has been on a search for a wing-back
The main issue that Frank Lampard has had since his arrival is the wing-back role. Lampard has had many options on his mind and Hakimi is also one among them. Though Ben Chilwell is their top priority for the position, Hakimi might be way cheaper. The 21-year-old has the pace to run along the wing and provide support. The youngster can be a long-term option for Frank Lampard.
Alex Telles is also an option for the Blues. If Porto is willing to let him go, Chelsea will swoop him for a comfortable price. Hakimi has been performing really well for the German side. Hence, Lampard will look to secure him. Moroccan has a value of around £48m according to Transfermarkt. Considering the plans of Chelsea, they will look to secure the youngster if Chilwell is out of their radar.
Man City have been on the lookout as well
Though Pep Guardiola has Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo at his disposal. The City boss is looking for other options. Walker has been performing well, but Cancelo has not been able to impress Pep. Hence, he is likely to get away from the club. So, the Sky Blues are showing their interest in Achraf Hakimi.
City also has been linked with Nelson Semedo and Sergi Roberto of Barcelona. So Manchester City is keen on bringing in a right-back this summer. Pep might be seeing something special in the man. Hence, his inquiries about the youngster.
Hakimi has five goals and ten assists this season in league appearances. He has 4 more goals in all outings for Borussia Dortmund. This is a pretty impressive stat from a wing-back. Hence, Pep will be happy to make negotiations for the youngster. Plus, the Moroccan will be able to grow under the wings of Guardiola.
Hakimi wants to stay at Real Madrid
The Madrid-born star has not had a proper opportunity at Santiago Bernabeu. Hence, the youngster is willing to stay at his home club. He wants to make a name for himself at Real Madrid.