Borussia Dortmund has all but admitted defeat in their attempts to keep Achraf Hakimi at the club, confirming the price is too high for them.
Achraf Hakimi has been at the Signal Iduna Park for two years now. It was an extended loan from parent club Real Madrid with a view to the prodigious Morrocan international to gain some much needed top-level experience.
The right-back has been somewhat of a revelation in the Bundesliga and the Champions League with Dortmund.
Not only his defensive skills but his ability to transition to attack at lightning speed has not gone unnoticed either.
While it is still unclear if Los Blancos think he can make the grade, Borussia made it clear they would like to keep the player a little longer if possible.
Now the price is on the rise and consequently, the German side’s sporting director Michael Zorc has admitted defeat.
Speaking to Sky Sports Germany he said:
“There have been developments only this week.”
“The price is much higher now.”
“There is a point where we have to say: we do not want this and we cannot do this.”
Will Real Madrid let another wonderkid slip through their fingers?