Wednesday Jul 07, 2021. 13:00
Moroccan star Achraf Hakimi has expressed his pride at joining French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
The 22-year-old joins PSG from Italian champions Internazionale, signing a five-year contract which will run until the end of June 2026.
The Spanish-born player has also represented Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in his club career, while on the international front he has 36 caps for Morocco’s Atlas Lions.
“I feel a great sense of pride today,” Hakimi is quoted by his new club’s official website.
“After Spain, Germany and Italy, Paris Saint-Germain offers me the chance to discover a new championship with one of the most prestigious clubs in the world.
“I can’t wait to meet my new teammates, the fans and experience the incredible colour and passion inside the Parc des Princes.
“I share the same big ambitions as the coaching staff and my teammates and will do everything I can to deliver what is expected of me.”
Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, Chairman and CEO of Paris Saint-Germain added: “We are delighted to welcome Achraf Hakimi to Paris Saint-Germain today.
“This calibre of signing shows the level of our ambitions – we continue to build something very special.
“Achraf may only be 22 years old and has already established himself as one of the most talented full-backs in world football – these are the standards we set at the club.
“I know Achraf will have a fantastic career with us and the whole club wishes him every success in our colours.”
Hakimi will wear the number 2 jersey for the Parisian club, with the chance to make his official debut arriving early next month in the Trophee des Champions match against Lille LOSC.