Real Madrid defender joins Borussia Dortmund


Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Real Madrid right-back Achraf Hakimi in a season-long loan deal with immediate effect, the club confirmed through their official website.

Hakimi, who joined Real Madrid back in 2006, was promoted to the reserve team in 2016 and enjoyed a breakthrough campaign last season after he made nine appearances in the league and two more in the Los Blancos’ stellar Champions League campaign.

The 19-year-old also represented his country in the FIFA World Cup last month and caught the eye in Morocco’s spirited yet unfortunate involvement in the tournament.

Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc complimented the youngster by saying:

”Hakimi is a young, very dynamic outside defender, who has already played at the highest level for the Moroccan national team and Real Madrid.”

Hakimi will become Dortmund’s sixth summer signing of the season following in the footsteps of Thomas Delaney, Marius Wolf, Abdou Diallo, Marwin Hitz and Eric Oelschlaegel as the “Black-and-Yellows” prepare for a better performance in the upcoming season.