Mercato Mercato – PSG: Hakimi to crack Mbappé, Madrid attacks

Mercato Mercato – PSG: Hakimi to crack Mbappé, Madrid attacks

The 2022 World Cup confirmed that PSG have the best right-back in the world in the person of Achraf Hakimi. The Moroccan is in the sights of his training club, Real Madrid, also aware of the strong relationship between the player and Kylian Mbappé.

In the strong men of PSG, we quickly quote the three stars of the attack: Lionel Messi, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, or in another area of ​​play Marco Verratti, who has just extended his contract with the champions of France. But, Achraf Hakimi is no longer a player to be overlooked. The 2022 World Cup had confirmed, if necessary, that the Moroccan right side is in the world elite. Technically as mentally, he was one of the leaders of the Atlas Lions in their epic until the semi-finals. Big performances that occurred in parallel with persistent rumors in the transfer window. Achraf Hakimi is targeted by Inter Milan, the club where he played before arriving in Paris. But another former Moroccan also aims to repatriate the PSG player, and probably with hidden intentions.

Real is targeting Hakimi for the summer, while waiting for Mbappé?

This club is none other than his training club, Real Madrid. Achraf Hakimi had failed to win for the Merengues, accumulating only 17 appearances in the Madrid jersey before having to leave. He then had to go into exile on loan to Dortmund where his talent could have exploded in the eyes of Europe. In 2023, the deal would be different in Madrid for the Moroccan. The usual incumbent Dani Carvajal is clearly not up to the PSG player. And inevitably, this gives ideas to Florentino Perezeven if the boss of Real Madrid knows that it is extremely difficult to negotiate with Nasser Al-Khelaifi, especially since the last transfer window and some acidic remarks from the Spanish leader against his Qatari counterpart.

According to El Nacional, the Merengue leaders want to strengthen themselves as right-backs next summer. And Achraf Hakimi is clearly targeted for this position by Real Madrid. However, the 24-year-old won’t be easy to sign. He is under contract until 2026 at PSG, a club that is not easy to convince when it comes to parting with its strong elements. Not to mention that the value of the Moroccan star is estimated at 70 million euros. Madrid will try to play on the emotional card for Hakimi, born in Madrid and touched by not being able to succeed at Los Blancos according to the Spanish outlet. Snatching Hakimi is not innocent either in the Kylian Mbappé case. The two men are close friends and we think at Real that it would be easier to bring the Frenchman if the Moroccan was ahead of him in the Paris-Madrid flight.


We saw it during the World Cup in Qatar, and even in recent days, Achraf Hakimi and Kylian Mbappé are inseparable, the two Paris Saint-Germain players having resumed training at the same time after the World Cup, and having then left for a short vacation in the United States. We have seen them in particular on the edge of the floor to see an NBA match, or strolling well masked on the side of Time Square. All this obviously tickles Florentino Perez who thinks that by succeeding in convincing Achraf Hakimi to return to the White House, then it would then be easier to sign the number 7 of PSG. On paper, it makes sense, even if we saw it last June, Nasser Al-Khelaifi knows how to find arguments to keep his stars. Following the next episode, the Mbappé file is still likely to boil any transfer window.