Achraf Hakimi is world class. Take a look around the world and the list of right backs with more productive and higher ceilings than it is skinny. Every club would welcome one of his abilities, and Arsenal is one of them.
Arsenal is not the first name to appear among potential Moroccan destinations, while Inter is in the pole position for its first Serie A title since 2010 and plays regularly in the Champions League.
No one can dispute that, as the semi-finals in Premier League and Europa League football are all it offers at the moment – it may not be next season either – an unquestionable assessment of its current situation.
However, financial concerns at San Siro with the owners of the Italian side, Suning Holdings Group, aiming to focus on their retail ventures that have fueled the club’s potential sale. To raise funds, they will have to cash in on their prized assets, and Achraf Hakimi is one of the few on their team who doesn’t push 50.
Agent Achraf Hakimi discusses Arsenal’s summer transfer for Inter’s chances of leaving
Hakimi’s representative, Alejandro Camano, told Calciomercata: “As of today, he is very happy to play for such an important club. I don’t know what the future holds, but today I say that Hakimi is happy and his team is Inter.
“The goal is to win the Scudetto. After that, the situation of Inter at the club level is complicated, but I repeat: we are very happy here in terms of football. We’ll see what happens in the future, but this is a very important step in his career.
“We certainly don’t intend to leave the team in such a delicate situation.”
The mention of the club’s ‘complicated’ situation adds fuel to the financial fires, which will put spring on the step for European parties to pay nicely – or as much as they can afford – to provide its services. He’s so good.
Arsenal is clearly in a weaker position than, say, Chelsea, which boasts financial influence and Champions League football to lure a player of its caliber, but Arsenal still remains in the hunt.
That’s what he said, I would be a miracle if Arsenal for the above reasons can lure him to north London. Even if they win the Europa League and return among the continent’s elite, it would still be a difficult task.