Spanish Media Report Antonio Conte Fundamental In Real Madrid’s Achraf Hakimi Decision To Choose Inter
Inter coach Antonio Conte was crucial in convincing Real Madrid right back Achraf Hakimi to join the Nerazzurri, according to a report from Spanish newspaper AS, as reported by FcInterNews.
The report details how the 21-year-old Moroccan, who has impressed in the last two seasons whilst on loan with Borussia Dortmund, was convinced to join the Nerazzurri by the project of Conte. The Milanese club also could guarantee him regular first team football, more than what Los Blancos could offer, which he believed as being the perfect place to grow professionally.
Inter’s offer of a five-year contract worth €5 million net per season including add-ons also helped to convince Hakimi, the report continues. The player could still cross paths with Real Madrid in the future, but that wouldn’t have been the case if he had chosen to join Bayern Munich instead.
Hakimi has scored nine goals and provided 10 assists in 44 appearances across all competitions so far this season.