Borussia Dortmund want to sign Achraf Hakimi permanently from Real Madrid

Borussia Dortmund have indicated they are keen to sign Achraf Hakimi – currently on loan at the club from Real Madrid – on a permanent deal.

Hakimi, 20, is primarily a right-sided defender who can also play in the heart of the defence and he has already amassed 14 caps for Morocco, including all three group matches at this summer’s World Cup.

The full-back has represented the German club 11 times this season and in September won the Bundesliga Rookie award for his performances.

“Paco Alcacer, welcome to Borussia Dortmund,” Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told the club’s meeting, as cited by Diario AS.

“Hopefully we will be able to announce the same for Achraf Hakimi, but we know that this will not be easy.”

Born in Madrid to parents of Moroccan descent, Achraf joined Madrid's youth setup in 2006 from CD Colonia Ofigevi as an eight-year-old.

Madrid have Dani Carvajal, Alvaro Odriozola and Nacho Fernandez to play in the right-back position.

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