Moroccan international football player Achraf Hakimi is on the move with his German football club Borussia Dortmund.
Rabat – Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi, a 20-year old defender, is making a solid impact in the Bundesliga with his team now in first in the German league.
Loaned from Real Madrid, Hakimi has won a second of Bundesliga’s Rookie of the Month awards, according to the BBC.
Quoted by Maghreb Arab Press, Deutsche Welle Television channel said that Hakimi is a key element of Borussia Dortmund.
Dortmund signed a 2-year loan for the Atlas Lion with Real Madrid in July.
The German television channel recalled that the managing director of Borussia Dortmund, Hans Joachim Watzke wanted to convert Hakimi’s loan contract to a permanent agreement after convincing Real Madrid.
After securing a permanent deal with Paco Alcacer, Watzke said, “Dear Paco Alcacer, welcome to Borussia Dortmund … We hope to do the same thing with Achraf Hakimi, but it will too be easy.”
Real Madrid seeks to improve the performance of the youngster by sending him to Dortmund. Real Madrid may need much convincing from Borussia to secure a permanent deal.
Earlier this month, the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) ranked Borussia Dortmund’s star Achraf Hakimi as the top fullback in the European leagues in the last three months.
Hakimi outperformed several renowned fullbacks with a score of 85.3.
In February, CIES Football Observatory ranked the international footballer among Europe’s “50 most promising under-20 footballers.”
Hakimi is also featured in CAF Awards 2018 shortlist as “African Youth Player of the Year.”