Video: ‘Painful Choices Were Made’ – Inter Milan Club Chief Discusses Sale of Achraf Hakimi to PSG

Paris Saint-Germain finally announced the arrival of Inter Milan defender Achraf Hakimi. The 22-year-old will finally plug a weakness at right-back. But at the same time, the Italian club has a massive hole on their backline that will be filled by someone that isn’t of Hakimi’s level. 

During a press conference where they introduced their new manager Simone Inzaghi, Giuseppe Marotta, Inter Milan’s general manager, discussed having to reluctantly sell Hakimi due to its financial situation. 

“Painful choices were made, like selling Hakimi, but we did it to ensure continuity,” Marotta said. Furthermore, Inter Milan notified their new manager that they would be selling Hakimi this summer. 

“I had been told that Achraf Hakimi was going to leave, but the club promised me that the team would remain competitive and strong. It’s hard to lose him, but it was planned,” Inzaghi said. 

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