Achraf Hakimi “I will play anywhere for Paris Saint-Germain.”

Paris Saint-Germain's new player, Moroccan defender Achraf Hakimi poses after the press conference at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on July 8, 2021. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Achraf Hakimi will play anywhere PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino asks him to play. Although Achraf Hakimi recently just arrived at Paris Saint-Germain, he already seems like a natural fit. Hakimi promptly joined Le Parisien coming off an excellent season with FC Internazionale Milano in Serie A. In particular, Hakimi looks to excel in the full-back positions, either on the left or right side of the defense. Speaking to RMC Sport, Hakimi stated the following…

“Where it will be best for the team and where I can help, whatever the position, I do not care. Where I am needed, where it is better for the club, for the coach, and I will always give my best. If I am told to play goalkeeper, I will put on the gloves!”

Achraf Hakimi speaking to RMC Sport

Additionally, Achraf Hakimi’s blossoming career helps PSG in the long term. Alongside French phenom Kylian Mbappe, Hakimi is 22 years old. However, Achraf Hakimi’s excellent form didn’t come cheap for Paris Saint-Germain. This summer, off the back of a title win with FC Internazionale Milano, Hakimi cost PSG 70 million euros. Achraf Hakimi previously cost Internazionale approximately 40 million euros the previous summer. Former Internazionale manager Antonio Conte is a particular favorite of Hakimi.

Born in Madrid, Hakimi joined Real Madrid during his youth. However, his breakout season occurred during a two-year loan spell with German side Borussia Dortmund. Despite Real Madrid’s lack of youth in their defensive corps, they surprisingly sold him to Internazionale. Though he was born in Spain, Hakimi instead chose to represent Morroco. His parents immigrated to Spain from Morroco before Hakimi was born.

Alongside Achraf Hakimi, Paris Saint-Germain signed a slew of players in 2021. Including Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos, rejecting a move to Machester City in the process.

Achraf Hakimi Career Awards

  • 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid
  • 2018 UEFA Supercup with Real Madrid
  • 2018 Supercopa de Espana with Real Madrid
  • 2020 DFL-Supercup with Borussia Dortmund
  • 2020 Serie A with FC Internazionale Milano
  • 2018 FIFA Club World Cup with Real Madrid

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