Manchester United keen on Achraf Hakimi move

Hakimi tackled

Manchester United are keen on signing Real Madrid wing-back Achraf Hakimi this summer. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is apparently willing to bid to sign the 21-year-old who is currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund.

AS (via Sport Witness), suggest that the Moroccan is seduced by the project at Old Trafford, although their pursuit won’t be easy with multiple teams vying for his signature.

Bayern Munich and Inter Milan are in the hunt for Hakimi while Manchester City were rumoured to be interested earlier this week. 

The former are said to be very serious about signing him so United may need to stump up quite a significant sum to lure him to the Premier League.

Transfermarkt currently value the player at £48.6m.

GIVEMESPORT’S Matt Dawson says…

Hakimi is one of the most promising young wing-backs in European football. He’s established a wonderful partnership with Jadon Sancho this season and has registered as many as nine goals and ten assists in all competitions.

However, United would be making a rather strange decision if they did indeed bid for the defender. Although he can play further forward, the Red Devils are well stocked in that position with Diego Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka both options.

The latter was signed for as much as £50m last summer so it would be particularly baffling if they decided to sign another right-back for what presumably will be an expensive fee.

With money likely to be depleted because of Coronavirus, the last thing United need to do is spend a vast sum on a player they don’t need.

After all, Wan-Bissaka has stepped up to expectations well under Solskjaer, registering 3.8 tackles per game – cementing himself as one of the best in one-on-one duels in the league.

Though, he isn’t too great in offensive situations, failing to score this term. Hakimi may be inspirational in the final third but they should avoid this deal.

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