Inter’s Achraf Hakimi ‘Rejected Bayern Munich Move’ To Join Nerazzurri Last Summer, Italian Media Reveal

Inter’s Achraf Hakimi ‘Rejected Bayern Munich Move’ To Join Nerazzurri Last Summer, Italian Media Reveal
May 6, 2021 23:59
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Achraf Hakimi turned down a move to Bayern Munich last summer because he wanted to sign for Inter, according to a report in the Italian media today.

As per Corriere dello Sport’s print edition, Hakimi joined Inter for €40 million plus €5 million in add-ons from Real Madrid, but Bayern tried everything to swoop in and secure the 22-year-old at the last minute.

The Bundesliga giants offered the Moroccan international an annual salary worth €6 million (compared to the €4+1 million he gets from Inter) and made a €60 million bid to Real Madrid, according to this report.

However, Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio had been in talks for months with Hakimi’s agent Alejandro Camano and had already persuaded the player that the Nerazzurri would be the right move for him.

Hakimi knew he would get the chance to work under Antonio Conte and stayed true to his word with Inter when Bayern came calling, the Rome-based paper revealed.

Inter’s investment is now paying off handsomely after Hakimi scored seven goals and provided eight assists during his first season at the club.

Bayern Munich are set to revive their interest this summer, following a request from their new head coach Julian Nagelsmann.

By Will Beckman