• Transfers: Achraf Hakimi to Join Dortmund on Loan

    (Morocco World News) Rabat – Moroccan 19-year old central defender Achraf Hakimi is expected to join Borussia Dortmund on loan from Real Madrid next season.

    The German outlet Kicker announced that Real Madrid is set to sign a deal with Germany’s Dortmund for Hakimi as the football club is planning to look for a “backup” for their Lukasz Piszczek.

    According to Tribuna, the Spanish giant aims to make Hakimi “gain the similar experience as Dani Carvajal,” who played for Bayer Leverkusen for the 2012/2013 season.

    The sports outlet added that the club has not confirmed the news, but volunteered to Kicker that the news “make sense.”

    The rising star made his official debut at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on October 1, 2017, when Real Madrid’s key defender Dani Carvajal could not play due to injury. The footballer netted his first goal for his Spanish team on December 10 against Sevilla, becoming the first Moroccan ever to score for Real Madrid.

    Born in Spain to Moroccan parents, Hakimi was also the first Moroccan footballer to win Champions League with Real Madrid on May 26.

    The Moroccan footballer also delivered a spectacular performance in the 2018 World Cup against the deadly group of the World Cup: Group B.

    In February, CIES Football Observatory ranked the international footballer among Europe’s “50 most promising under-20 footballers.”

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