Real Madrid are known for the Champions League titles they win, La Liga trophies, but also the kind of players they have among their ranks, and the stars they produce in their Castilla academy.
One of those stars is Achraf Hakimi, a player that was performing really, really well for Real Madrid when they needed him to, during Carvajal’s recovery period from his heart issue. He impressed a lot, and left the club on loan to Borussia Dortmund, and then moved to Inter and now to PSG.
Real Madrid had the chance to sign him last summer, but they didn’t because they believed that Dani Carvajal was good enough. I think that even though Carvajal’s performances have improved, Achraf is still better, and I would prefer him over the Spaniard.
But what’s done is done, he is now at PSG. But, there is one quote that may have opened the door for a potential Real Madrid return. Speaking to Alkass, Hakimi said this:
I mean, it’s fair to assume what Hakimi meant by this quote. Particularly the last line suggests that he might be open to coming back to Real Madrid in the future.
Achraf Hakimi is the perfect right-back for Real Madrid
Hakimi is a very young right-back, but has so many qualities in his game already that it is scary to think about how good he can actually get when he reaches his peak. Hakimi is not nearly the best defensive right-back out there, but he’s not the worst either, and what the Moroccan brings to the offense is something that makes up for his slight shortcomings in defense.
Somehow getting Hakimi from PSG down the line would be perfect for Real. It’ll be tough, especially considering how it has been with Mbappe, but it’ll be so worth it if Real are able to get him.
I’d say that with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Reece James, he stands as a top three right-back in the world, and it’s not outlandish to assume that Hakimi might become the best out of the lot with time. It’s a tough comparison, but it just shows how good he is. You can tell I rate him very highly, right?
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I’ve known him from his days at Castilla, and I always wanted him to succeed with the first team. Here’s to hoping that it actually happens in a few years’ time.