According to a report in All transfers, Mikel arteta asked Arsenal’s board to act for the Moroccan this summer. The report also claims that the Gunners’ management is also on board and preparing an offer.
Achraf Hakimi has been a key figure at Inter Milan, and the chances of the San Siro side selling him are slim. However, Arsenal are keen to test the waters by making a € 50million move according to Todo Fichajes’ report.
Inter Milan signed the 22-year-old right-winger from Real Madrid last summer after their impressive stint at Borussia Dortmund. The Moroccan played at right-back and as a right-winger in the Bundesliga, but at San Siro he played the role of right-back in Antonio Conte’s three-back formation.
Besides Arsenal, Chelsea have been linked with Achraf Hakimi as reports suggest Thomas Tuchel is keen to sign a right-back this summer.
Arsenal invited to sign Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan
While Arsenal have long been linked with Achraf Hakimi, Kevin Campbell has urged his former team to make a move for him this summer. The former striker believes the Moroccan star won’t be cheap but worth it if Mikel Arteta gets it. He said Football insider:
“Arsenal are looking for a right-back and Hakimi is a brilliant player. I think the club will be very careful when looking for who to sign this summer. Will Inter Milan even sell Hakimi? Who are at the top is always difficult. If the club consider him the best choice, he must do everything for him. “
Inter Milan are almost guaranteed a Champions League spot next season, while Arsenal are far behind the Premier League’s top four. Their only chance to qualify for elite competition is to win the Europa League, where they face Slavia Praha in the quarter-finals.