Rabat – Experts at CIES Football Observatory has ranked Moroccan international footballer Achraf Hakimi among Europe’s “50 most promising under-20 footballers.”
Hakimi is positioned as the 48th in the 50-young footballers’ list.
A.C Milan’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is leading the list, followed by French Alban Lafont. The third place was taken by French Kylian Mbappé of Paris Saint-Germain.
The footballer has delivered a great performance with the Atlas Lions during the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers and has big chances to be among the players who will represent Morocco in the World Cup next summer.
The footballer made his official debut at the Santiago Bernabeu on October 1, when Real Madrid’s key defender Dani Carvajal couldn’t play due to injury. The footballer netted his first goal for his Spanish team on December 10 against Sevilla, becoming the first Moroccan ever to score for Real Madrid.
It is unsure whether Hakimi will make Herve Renard’s list for the 2018 World Cup scheduled for next summer. Al Massae reported on February 19 that t Renard’s list will see some big changes. Some high-profile players will miss the cut for World Cup play as their performances with their local or international teams have not been convincing. This may be the case for Real Madrid’s young star, Achraf Hakimi, who missed several games for his Spanish squad lately.