Real Madrid loaned the football player to the Bundesliga giant, Borussia Dortmund, in 2018 for a two-year contract.
In a recent press conference, Zidane spoke about Hakimi future with Real Madrid, expressing satisfaction with the youngster’s performance at his current German club, Borussia Dortmund.
Real Madrid loaned Hakimi to the German club in 2018 for a two-year contract in order to develop his playing skills.
The football player shone in the Bundesliga, or the German league, with spectacular performances throughout the 2018 and 2019 seasons with Dortmund.
Speaking about his return to Real Madrid, Zidane said that it is still not the right time for the Moroccan international to return to Real Madrid.
Quoted in the Bundesliga news outlet, Zidane said that Hakimi will “spend another year in Dortmund.”
He added that Hakimi is a good player – we all know that – but it’s good for him to stay there and get another year of match practice behind him.”
During his seasons with Real Madrid, Hakimi made 17 appearances for the Los Blancos in the 2017/2018 season.
Born to Moroccan parents in Spain, Hakimi chose to represent Morocco instead of Spain in international football.
Hakimi is a key player for Morocco’s national team, having played in all-important games with the Atlas Lions, including the 2019 African Cup of Nations (CAN) and the 2018 World Cup.
In May, Hakimi said that he hopes to return to Real Madrid.
“It would be a dream for me to return to Real Madrid as soon as possible. I would be lying if I said otherwise,” he said.
Hakimi, however, is happy with his German club.
He said recently that joining Dortmund had helped him to “mature and grow.”
In February 2018, the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) ranked the Moroccan star among Europe’s 50 Most Promising Under-20 footballers. That December, Hakimi won a second Bundesliga Rookie of the Month Award.