Rabat - Will Achraf Hakimi Succeed to Kylian Mbappe (2017), Renato Sanches (2016), Paul Pogba (2013) and Lionel Messi (2005)?
Rabat – Will Achraf Hakimi Succeed to Kylian Mbappe (2017), Renato Sanches (2016), Paul Pogba (2013) and Lionel Messi (2005)?
The Atlas Lion has been nominated for the prestigious distinction of Golden Boy 2018 by Italian outlet Tuttosport, which has unveiled its list of 100 football players competing for the trophy. Nine African players, including Hakimi, are on the list. The winner will be announced on October.
The Real Madrid football player has to face fierce competition: PSG’s sensational football player Kylian Mbappe, Zinedine Zidane’s son Luca Zidane, and Ajax’s defender Matthijs De Ligt.
Hakimi can be proud of himself for earning his place among football’s biggest names. The Moroccan sensation delivered a spectacular performance in the 2018 World Cup against the deadly group of the World Cup: Group B.
Besides being a true fighter with the national team, the 19-year-old sensation had a great season with his club Real Madrid. He has become the first Moroccan footballer to win the Champions League.
In February, CIES Football Observatory ranked the international footballer among Europe’s “50 most promising under-20 footballers.”
Hakimi has a new challenge waiting on him this year. The central defender is expected to join Borussia Dortmund on loan from Real Madrid next season.
The German outlet Kicker announced that Real Madrid is set to sign a deal with Germany’s Dortmund for Hakimi as the football club is planning to look for a “backup” for their Lukasz Piszczek.