Borussia Dortmund loan star Achraf Hakimi is happy with the way things have gone at the club, but is unsure on whether he will stay after his two-year deal finishes
The 20-year-old arrived at Signal Iduna Park in the summer on a two-year loan from Real Madrid, where he spent the majority of his time playing back-up to Dani Carvajal and Nacho Fernandez.
And Hakimi has been able to make an instant impact at Dortmund to help the club build a surprise six-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus labelling him the league’s best left-back.
Although Hakimi admits playing in Germany is very different to what he had experienced in Spain with Real Madrid.
“The German league is a little more tactical and the coach also likes to work on the defensive side,” Hakimi told Marca.
“I’m improving a lot with them, I’m working hard with him on the defensive part, defending more, my positioning, knowing that in attack I have the qualities to go forward.”
Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke announced plans in November on attempting to make Hakimi’s loan stay a permanent one
Although the Morocco international confessed that he’s uncertain over what the future holds for him with his loan deal at Dortmund to expire in 2020.
“I don’t know where I’ll be in a year or two,” admits Hakimi.
“Now I see myself at Dortmund, I want to win and grow here and the truth is that we’ll have to wait and see what the future holds.”
Hakimi has managed one goal and six assists in 18 appearances for Dortmund this season.
Lucien Favre’s side will be back in action on Saturday to take on Hannover 96 at Signal Iduna Park for their next Bundesliga match after defeating RB Leipzig 1-0 last weekend.