Achraf Hakimi was one of the few star acquisitions for which PSG paid a transfer price in the summer of 2021, paying Inter about 67 million euros, but the full-back may be ready to depart the Parc des Princes after just one season.
Even if they win the Ligue 1 title, the 2021/22 season will be remembered as a disaster for Paris Saint-Germain. The atmosphere at the French club is now negative, and this could lead to substantial changes in the summer. Hakimi could be a part of those changes.
Hakimi Wants to Leave
Hakimi is “freaking out” and wants to quit the club, according to French journalist Daniel Riolo, who appeared on RMC Sport, and the South American presence in the dressing room is no longer speaking to him. While the 23-year-old Moroccan’s performance has been inconsistent this season, he is one of the team’s younger players and a bright prospect.
PSG is unlikely to let him go, especially so soon after his arrival, and may be forced to keep him because he has a contract until 2026. Others have discovered the hard way that quitting PSG is easier said than done.
Changing the Coach
Hakimi’s dissatisfaction is thought to stem primarily from the manner he is used under Mauricio Pochettino. However, a coaching change could occur in the summer, which could persuade Hakimi to stay and approach the 2022/23 season with a fresh perspective.
If not, and if PSG agrees to sell, several clubs would be interested in this attacking midfielder who has shown glimpses of brilliance at Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Inter, and PSG. The raw skill is still there, which implies his worth is still very high.