Hakimi left for Inter because of Zinedine Zidane, says player’s agent

Achraf Hakimi completed a transfer from Real Madrid to Internazionale last week. The Moroccan defender signed a multi-year with the Nerazzurri after he spent two seasons on loan with Borussia Dortmund. Hakimi’s agent has now claimed that Zinedine Zidane was the main reason for Hakimi to find his luck outside of Madrid.

Speaking to Al Mountakhab, Martin Camano said: “Zidane is the reason for Hakimi’s transfer to Inter Milan. He must explain why Hakimi moved.” Meanwhile, Inter boss Antonio Conte has been one of the reasons for Hakimi to pick the Italians ahead of other clubs. “He was always in contact with Hakimi,” the representative said. “He talked to him about the club’s future project, so we decided to move to Inter.”

“I believe that when a high-value coach like Conte calls you and strongly insists on contacting you, this is evidence that he wants you to become an important piece in his project. His team represents him.” With Hakimi being Inter’s new right-back, the club is still looking for a new left-back. Chelsea‘s Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri look as possible targets.

An other reason for Hakimi to decide he wanted to leave Madrid was the presence of Dani Carvajal, who has been the club’s number one right-back for years. “I think that Hakimi’s return at the current time is not appropriate given the presence of a distinguished player like Carvajal and I’m sure that Hakimi’s future will be bright after taking this step forward,” Camano continued.