Achraf Hakimi reaches verbal agreement with Chelsea

Antonio Conte-Romelu Lukaku-Achraf Hakimi-Lautaro Martinez-Inter Milan
Antonio Conte-Romelu Lukaku-Achraf Hakimi-Lautaro Martinez-Inter Milan | Photo Credit: IMAGO

Chelsea have been linked with a move for the Inter Milan defender Achraf Hakimi this summer, and it appears that the Premier League side have reached a verbal agreement with the 22-year-old right back.

According to reports, the Italian club are demanding a fee of around £43 million from the Blues along with left-back Marcos Alonso in exchange for the Moroccan defender.

The 22-year-old is one of the most exciting young defenders in the world right now, and he could prove to be a sensational addition to Thomas Tuchel’s squad.

The German manager played three defenders at the back this past season, and if he continues with the same system, Hakimi could be a key player as the right-sided wingback.

The Inter Milan star is a reasonably good defender, but he’s exceptional going forward, and he will improve Chelsea in an attacking sense as well.

It will be interesting to see if the two parties can finalise the agreement over the next few weeks.

Hakimi has been linked with Paris Saint Germain, and the French outfit will be hoping to beat Chelsea to his services.

The 22-year-old has been a key player for Inter Milan, and he was crucial to their title win last season. But the Italian outfit are under financial pressure, and they will have to sell some of their players to balance the books.

Hakimi is only 22, and he’s likely to improve a lot with experience and coaching. He could turn into a superstar for the Premier League side over the coming seasons if they manage to secure his services this summer.