It’s official! Bayern Munich entered the Achraf Hakimi signing-race. The Real Madrid full-back, who’s got a loan-deal with Bayern’s domestic rival Borussia Dortmund is on Hans-Flick’s radar for the next season.
Not only Hakimi is on the Bavarian radar, as reports coming from Spanish newspaper “As”, but the 21-year-old player is also one of the priority targets for the Bavarians in the upcoming transfer window.
On loan from Real Madrid, the player is in his second season wearing the Black & Yellow kit and has been a stand out in the team. Apparently, the Morrocco international has no interests whatsoever on returning to Madrid, as he understands that he won’t be as many chances playing for Real Madrid no matter what as long as Frenchman Zinedine Zidane is ahead of the Merengues.
He’s quite right on his point to be fair, as Zidane has been signing and bringing back Real Madrid youngsters but they actually play for Real Madrid Castilla, and rarely sits at the bench, taking Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo, Reinier, and even Mariano as some examples.
Meanwhile, Borussia tries to keep Hakimi in the squad. Even though there are several players that interest Real and could be used as a bargaining chip for the Moroccan, the Signal Iduna Park team doesn’t intend to involve any players in a sort of a swap-deal and expect to extend the loan deal.
At the same time, clubs like Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United and Inter Milan are also monitoring Hakimi, but they all just want a loan deal apparently.
Real Madrid intends to get at least 60 million euros for an eventual Hakimi sale, but as clubs are apparently on the verge of experience a financial crisis, these values are considered high even for a talented player like Hakimi.
Once again, Bayern Munich does the same. The obvious. Instead of looking for players outside Germany, they aim especially for German Bundesliga clubs’ players, only with the goal of weakening them. In case they really sign Hakimi, I highly doubt that they will use him on a regular, and Dortmund will surely struggle to find a player as good as Hakimi.