Former Juventus and Fiorentina midfielder Angelo Di Livio has given his thoughts on the likely departure of Inter’s Achraf Hakimi for Paris Saint-Germain.

Speaking to Italian news outlet L’Interista, the Italian suggested that the Moroccan will be a player whose qualities are very difficult for the Nerazzurri to replace, but believes that there are viable options available on the market.

Hakimi looks set to leave Inter in the coming days with PSG set to make an offer which reaches or comes close to Inter’s valuation and Chelsea still thought to be in contention behind the Parisians.

Hakimi’s transfer will be very useful to the Nerazzurri from a financial perspective with the high valuation of the player adding a large amount to the club’s balance sheet and significant capital gains in the form of a profit from what the player cost last summer from Real Madrid.

However, from a sporting perspective the 22-year-old will be a big loss for the Nerazzurri, and supporters will hope that the club are able to replace him well.

Di Livio’s words:

“The Moroccan can almost be called irreplaceable, but there are some alternatives, and I have three names for you. In my ranking there are Florenzi, Lazzari, and Zappacosta. The first, from Roma, it seems [new Roma boss Jose] Mourinho doesn’t want to keep.”

“Zappacosta, on the other hand, is very functional, he can play on both sides. Some fans don’t like him, but when they see how good he is in the pitch they’ll change their minds.”