Tottenham keeping tabs on Achraf Hakimi


Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for the Inter Milan right-back Achraf Hakimi.

According to a report from The Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football Italia), Chelsea and Tottenham are monitoring his situation and Spurs could submit an opening bid for the player if Antonio Conte is appointed as their new manager.

The Moroccan international has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain as well and it is being reported that he has a verbal agreement with the French club.

Hakimi is one of the best right-backs in European football right now and he could prove to be a sensational addition to the Tottenham defence.

The defender is valued at €80 million and it remains to be seen whether the Londoners can afford him.

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The 22-year-old has been a key player for Conte this past season and it is no surprise that he is being linked with a move to Spurs now that Conte is expected to take over at the London club.

Spurs need to find upgrades on the likes of Matt Doherty and Serge Aurier this summer. Hakimi would be the perfect alternative.

The 22-year-old can operate as a wing-back as well and he has contributed to 11 assists and seven goals for Inter Milan this past season.

Hakimi is yet to reach his peak and he is likely to get better with experience. He has worked with Conte and he should be able to settle in quickly and make an immediate impact at Spurs if the transfer goes through.

However, it seems highly unlikely that Spurs will be able to afford him without a big sale.

Source: English Premier League – Sportslens.com