The first step is taken, Mbappe’s close friend wants to move to Real Madrid

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Kylian Mbappe’s friend and best friend, Achraf Hakimi, is said to want to leave Paris Saint-Germain and join Real Madrid. According to Spanish newspaper El Nacional, the Moroccan wants to return to his boyhood club if such an opportunity were to arise.

The Spanish media claim that Carlo Ancelotti is more than happy with the team that won La Liga and the Champions League last season. However, Los Blancos are expected to be keen on reinforcements in a number of areas during the summer.

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While their priority is believed to be Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, a new right-back could also be on the cards.

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Dani Carvajal has been excellent for the Spanish giants over the years but has entered his thirties and has struggled with injury issues. Winger Jesus Vazquez has been a decent substitute, while Alvaro Odriozola has not played a single minute this season.

Achraf Hakimi, who came through the Real Madrid youth ranks before making a name for himself elsewhere, is a name being considered by Los Blancos president Fiorentino Perez.

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The Moroccan is considered one of the best defenders in world football at the moment. He is one of the cornerstones of PSG’s star-studded squad that boasts some of the biggest superstars on the planet.

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Hakim joined Real Madrid’s La Fabrica academy after transferring from Colonia Ofigevi in 2006. The PSG defender became the first Moroccan player in history to play for Los Blancos at the age of just 19. However, he could not prove himself.

The Morocco international made just 17 appearances for his boyhood club before joining Borussia Dortmund on a two-year loan spell. He completed a €40m move to Inter in 2020 before securing a €60m move to PSG the following year.

Hakim is under contract at the Parc des Princes until the summer of 2026 and will be quite difficult to lure away from the club in the Spanish capital

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