Inter Milan are reportedly on the verge of signing the highly-rated Real Madrid right-back Achraf Hakimi, according to shock reports in England.
Hakimi has emerged as one of the most sought-after youngsters in Europe’s top-five leagues during his two-year loan spell at Borussia Dortmund.
After coming through the ranks at the Santiago Bernabeu, the Morocco international has struggled to establish himself as a permanent fixture in Madrid, joining the Bundesliga giants in 2018, instead.
Indeed, the 21-year-old attacking-minded right-back has been a revelation at the Singal Iduna Park over the past two years, clocking up 12 goals and 17 assists in 72 outings across all competitions.
Although Borussia Dortmund tried to keep Hakimi for at least one more year, Inter Milan are now set to sign the coveted youngster on a five-year deal, as reported by the Daily Mail.
The Serie A giants will reportedly fork out £36.6million to snap up the Moroccan starlet, who has refused to play second fiddle to indispensable right-back Dani Carvajal at Real Madrid.
Hakimi ticks all the boxes for a type of player Antonio Conte wants in his squad for the next season, as he can cover both flanks equally well and is also comfortable playing on the wing.
In addition to Inter, Manchester City were also interested in acquiring Hakimi’s services, given that Pep Guardiola is a big admirer of the tireless wide defender.