Inter Tried To Sign Achraf Hakimi In Summer Of 2018
Inter tried to sign Achraf Hakimi two Summers ago according to a report in today’s print edition of Roman newspaper Corriere dello Sport.
The Moroccan full back was pivotal in Borussia Dortmund’s comeback victory against the Nerazzurri as he scored a brace and caused problems all night for Inter’s defence but things could have been completely different.
As Inter struggled to agree terms with Atletico Madrid over Sime Vrsaljko, the Nerazzurri management then began scouting around for other options and made an enquiry to Real Madrid for Hakimi, who was just 20-years-old at the time.
Then Inter manager Luciano Spalletti however stressed he wanted a more experienced and ready player to Hakimi, who caught Inter’s attention with his performances in the youth ranks of Real Madrid.
In the end, Inter managed to reach a deal with Atletico Madrid over Vrsaljko which allowed Dortmund to swoop in and land Hakimi on a two year loan deal.