Monday May 3 2021
Hakimi: ‘Why I left Real Madrid’

Achraf Hakimi is delighted with Inter’s Serie A title and reveals why he left Real Madrid one year ago.

The Morocco international joined the Nerazzurri in a €40m deal last summer.

He’s now won the first Serie A title in his career with Inter.

“I watched Sassuolo-Atalanta. This is a significant title for me. We were all waiting for Atalanta’s result. I think my first season in Italy has been very positive,” Hakimi told El Chiringuito.

But why did he leave Real Madrid?

“People said I wanted regular game time, but that’s not true. Madrid was my home, and I would have liked to stay. However, they decided otherwise.

“I felt I was up to the task, but there were economic issues due to the pandemic, and I had to leave.”

Could he return to Real Madrid one day?

“Nobody has called me, they had a chance to sign me last season, but they made different choices.”