Achraf Hakimi’s agent insists that the two managers played opposite yet equally important roles in his client’s recent decision.
Achraf Hakimi is considered one of the brightest defensive talents in football right now.
He spent two years on loan at Borussia Dortmund gaining vital experience, with the plan always thought to be a return to parent club Real Madrid where he would become a world-beating superstar.
While it was unclear he was still too young to return to the Santiago Bernabeu and command a regular first-team place being just 21-years-of age.
It was thought by many he may extend his loan spell with Dortmund where he has been so successful until Los Blancos were ready for him.
However, it became clear very quickly that Real Madrid not only did not want the Moroccan international back right now, they actually didn’t mind if he never returned at all so long as the price was right.
Borussia Dortmund was out of running due to the amount of money involved. In stepped Inter Milan and in a matter of days a deal was done.
Now the player’s agent reveals the reason behind the rather bizarre chain of events.
Speaking to Al Mountakhab, Martin Camano said:
“Zidane is the reason for Hakimi’s transfer to Inter Milan. He must explain why Hakimi moved.”
“Conte was always in contact with Hakimi, he talked to him about the club’s future project, so we decided to move to Inter.”
“I believe that when a high-value coach like Conte calls you and strongly insists on contacting you, this is evidence that he wants you to become an important piece in his project.”
Will Zinedine Zidane see fit to let go any more of his so-called “wonderkids” this summer.