Football-PSG recruits Moroccan defender Hakimi from Inter Milan

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(Reuters) – Paris St Germain have signed a five-year contract with Moroccan international defender Achraf Hakimi of Italian Serie A team Inter Milan for an undisclosed fee, the French Ligue 1 club announced on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old Spain-born went through Real Madrid’s youth academy before entering their senior squad in 2017 and was part of the squad that won the Champions League, Super Cup titles and the FIFA Club World Cup in the 2017-18 campaign. .

French media reported that PSG paid around 60 million euros ($ 71 million) for the versatile right-back.

Hakimi had a loan with German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, winning the German Supercup in 2019, before joining Inter with whom he won the Serie A title last season.

“I feel a lot of pride today,” Hakimi said on the club’s website.

“After my experiences in Spain, Germany and Italy, PSG offers me the opportunity to discover a new championship under the colors of one of the most prestigious clubs in the world.

“I look forward to meeting my new teammates, supporters and feeling the extraordinary fervor that reigns at the Parc des Princes. I share the same great ambitions with the staff and the players and will do everything to give my club what it expects from him. me. “

Hakimi has won 36 caps and scored four goals for Morocco since his debut in 2016.

Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG have already signed Dutch midfielder Giorginio Wijnaldum after breaking his contract with Liverpool, while media say they are set to bring in Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and Spain defender Sergio Ramos.

($ 1 = 0.8465 euros)

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bangalore; editing by Toby Davis)


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