Monday Jan 25, 2021. 08:55
Real Madrid have moved swiftly to deny reports indicating that they want Inter Milan full-back Achraf Hakimi back.
In September 2020, Morocco international joined Italian giants Inter from Spanish champions Madrid in a €40 million (£36m/$45m) move with the fee to be paid in four €10m instalments.
Recent reports indicated that Madrid are reportedly demanding more guarantees for the player’s delayed payment and could even ask for him back.
Madrid have since released the following official statement to set the record straight.
“With regards to the information published by the Corriere dello Sport about alleged tension between our club and Inter Milan, Real Madrid CF wants to make clear that such reports are outright false,” a club statement read.
“Real Madrid has not at any time required an alleged guarantee from Inter Milan, as stated in the publication.”
“The terms of the player’s transfer to Inter are framed in the usual and normal contractual relationships between football clubs.”
“That is especially true in this case with Inter Milan, with whom Real Madrid have always maintained and continues to maintain excellent relationships as a historic and friendly club.”
Hakimi, 24, has been in top form this season having scored six goals in 25 appearances across all competitions for Inter.