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Real Madrid Considering A Move To Re-Sign This Full-Back: Wise Move For Los Blancos?

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El Gol Digital has recently reported that Real Madrid are considering a move to re-sign their former fullback Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan this summer. However, it has been claimed that Los Blancos are still unsure over whether to meet Inter’s €60m valuation of the player (via El Gol Digital).

Hakimi’s Outstanding Form At San Siro This Season

The Madrid-born sensation has enjoyed a brilliant season with the Milan giants after producing a series of influential displays for them on the right flank. The 22-year-old has banged in seven goals and grabbed 11 assists in 45 matches for the Italian outfit this term across various competitions.

Hakimi has given a good account of himself in both halves as he averaged 1.5 tackles, 0.7 interceptions, 1.0 shots, 1.0 key passes and 0.9 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Serie A and the UEFA Champions League. He has also been careful when spreading the ball from the right-wing, as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 84.2% in both those competitions (stats via whoscored).

Since joining Inter permanently last summer, Hakimi has firmly established his name amongst the best full-backs in European football. Hence, it is no surprise that the Madrid club are considering whether to bring him back to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium ahead of the new campaign.

Real Madrid considering a move to re-sign Hakimi who is seen in the picture
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Will Re-Signing Hakimi Be A Wise Move For Los Blancos?

Hakimi is one of the quickest wide players in Europe and can use his pace well to get the better of his marker in the final third. He can whip in some pin-point crosses from the right flank and can also contribute by scoring and setting up his fair share of goals in the attacking end of the pitch.

The Morocco international is also a capable defender inside his half as he can get stuck in with a few crunching tackles to disrupt the opposition’s rhythm in the game. He has the potential to grow into one of the best players in his position someday, so sealing a return to the Spanish capital could help him reach for the stars and become a fan-favorite at the Bernabeu.

Hakimi will undeniably add more creativity, goals and defensive stability to Real Madrid’s first team which makes him an excellent option for Los Blancos president Florentino Perez to consider this summer.

At 22, the Morocco right-back has already won plenty of major trophies in European football including his Serie A winner’s medal for leading Inter to another league title in Italian football recently. Hence, re-signing Hakimi will be a wise move for the Spanish heavyweights as he has the makings of a generational talent and could become an integral member of their backline in the years to come.

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