Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta has stated that PSG will sign winger Achraf Hakimi within the next 24 hours.
Hakimi only joined Inter last summer from Real Madrid, and in his debut season with the club, the Moroccan helped the club win the 2020-21 Serie A title.
However, due to Inter’s financial problems, the club was compelled to sell Hakimi in order to earn finances.
We are in the last phases of Hakimi’s transfer to PSG, and it will be completed in the next 24 hours,” Marotta told Sky Italia. “Obviously, this is a terrible time for us, but I am an administrator who must ensure the club’s financial viability during a difficult period for football in general.
“Once the Hakimi operation is over, it will provide us some breathing room, and we hope that we will no longer need to sell any major players, since we want to keep the majority of the Scudetto-winning squad.”
“We want to maintain Lautaro Martinez,” Marotta stated of another Inter star linked with a move elsewhere.
Hakimi was a crucial player for Inter in 2020-21, scoring seven goals and assisting on eight occasions.
The 22-year-old was a perfect fit at wing-back in Antonio Conte’s 3-5-2 formation as he helped Inter win the title for the first time since 2009-10. However, the club’s financial problems became apparent after the season, and Conte departed after learning that some of his stars might have to be released.
According to reports, PSG could pay up to €70 million (£60 million/$83 million) plus bonuses for Hakimi, suggesting a significant profit for Inter, who paid €40 million (£36 million/$45 million) for the winger last summer.