The signing of a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain for the sum of 70 million euros, makes Morocco international Achraf Hakimi the most expensive Arab player in history. Past the stress of negotiating and signing the contract, the Atlas Lion looks forward to playing with his new teammates.
Achraf Hakimi will now play alongside other stars such as Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and the iconic Spain defender Sergio Ramos who has just been signed. PSG had to fight to rule out the competition. The Parisian club has spent 70 million euros.
With this transfer, the Moroccan player trained at Real Madrid breaks the record of Algerian Riyad Mahrez in Manchester City. He had joined Guardiola’s club from Leicester for 67million euros. Liverpool striker Mohammed Salah was signed for 42 million euros and is the third most expensive player in football history.
At 22, Achraf Hakimi, whom some already nickname “the prodigy of PSG”, already has a fairly rich career despite his young age. He played in the Spanish league with Real Madrid, in Germany with Borussia Dortmund and in Italy with Inter Milan with whom he won the Scudetto. With his current status as a PSG player, he only has the English championship left to be part of the very small circle of those players who have made the 5 major European leagues.
“I feel a lot of pride today. After my experiences in Spain, Germany and Italy, Paris Saint-Germain offers me the opportunity to experience a new championship under the colors of one of the most prestigious clubs in the world. I can’t wait to meet my new teammates, the fans and feel the extraordinary fervor that reigns at the Parc des Princes. I share the same very high ambitions with the staff and the players and will do everything to give my club what it expects of me,” said the player upon signing the contract.
Achraf Hakimi hopes to have a good time at the Paris club, and is counting on his new teammates to help him improve.