Barcelona linked with Real Madrid fullback Achraf Hakimi

Real Madrid fullback Achraf Hakimi has emerged as a surprise target for Barcelona.

Barcelona are linked with Real Madrid fullback Achraf Hakimi, according to the football transfer rumours in British Media.

The Morocco international has joined Real Madrid in 2006. The 18-year-old has a valid contract with Real Madrid until June 2018.

Hakimi made 2 appearances for Real Madrid this season.

The 18-year-old has represented Morocco at Under-20 and Under-23 level, winning 10 caps, before making his senior international debut in October 2016. As a member of Morocco national football team, Hakimi has won four caps and has scored one goal.

 

Achraf Hakimi
Achraf Hakimi

 

The fullback’s contract at Real Madrid is about to expire and a number of clubs are said to be monitoring his situation, with Barcelona showing the most concrete interest in an attempt to lure the player to their team.

Ernesto Valverde wants to sign a new fullback and Achraf Hakimi is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.

The 18-year-old would be a very good addition for Barcelona.

 

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According to the report in British Media, Barcelona have been in contact with the view to taking Hakimi away from Madrid in a Bosman move next year. Real Madrid management are aware of Barcelona’s approach and have moved to open new contract talks with the defender. Real Madrid are offering Hakimi a three-year contract extension to 2021 and are pushing him to sign it before Christmas.

It will be interesting to see what happens when Barcelona come calling for Achraf Hakimi in January.

 

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