Hakimi set off in Milan on Tuesday after boarding a private flight from Madrid to complete the move to San Siro.
Achraf to Inter
Achraf Hakimi sent a farewell message to supporters of Borussia Dortmund after arriving in Italy to undergo a medical course with Inter. Hakimi set off in Milan on Tuesday after boarding a private flight from Madrid to complete the move to San Siro. The right-back of Real Madrid will join Inter for a fee of €40 million (£37 million/$45 million) and is expected to assume obligations under a five-year contract with the club after an assessment by medical staff. Achraf was due to return to Santiago Bernabeu next month after spending the last two years of his leasing career at Dortmund but decided to leave the club permanently to continue playing regular football. Hakimi distinguished himself in 73 games for BVB in total, scoring 12 goals and laying 17 assists, having established himself as one of the most consistent Bundesliga performers.
Hakimi had an amazing experience in Germany
As the Morocco International moved to Intel edges closer, he took the time to say goodbye to Dortmund fans through his social media accounts, while thanking everyone at Westfalenstadion for his “amazing” experience in Germany. “It’s time to close a wonderful period in my life. After two marvelous years, I’m ready to leave this club, which brought me so much pleasure,” The Morrocoan wrote on his social media. “From the first bite, the care and attention of the club and the city were fantastic. Now I know that I was right in choosing Dortmund as my home two years ago. Also, I want to thank all my team-mates, the coaching staff, and all the club staff for the love and trust they have always shown me.
“I also want to thank the wonderful fans who unconditionally supported us in every game. I will never forget the yellow wall, which is just wonderful. Finally, I would like to thank my family and friends for supporting me at all times. I wish that one day our paths will cross again. See you soon, Borussia Dortmund!” Hakimi was contracted to stay with Madrid until 2022, but Zinedine Zidane couldn’t find a place for a defender in his current lineup at the Bernabeu. Former Dortmund star played his final match for Lucien Favre’s side on Saturday, replacing during a 4-0 home defeat against Hoffenheim, Antonio Conte will soon welcome Hakimi in his ranks at San Siro. Still, he won’t be eligible to play for Inter until next season.