The Real Madrid starlet has insisted that he want to remain at Real Madrid for the rest of his career and thus wants the club to give him a long-term contract.
The Moroccan international is enjoying a great breakthrough season with the Los Blancos and is keen on signing a new deal to extend his contract with Real Madrid. At just 19 years of age, Achraf Hakimi has already registered 13 appearances for Madrid this season including one goal since making his debut against Espanyol on October 1st, 2017.
Hakimi has already impressed the fans at the Spanish capital with his limited game-time, mainly due to the ever-consistent Dani Carvajal at right back and has even shown a great sense of maturity understanding the team’s success comes first. The defender, who has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu recently opened up on his progressive Madrid career so far.
Hakimi on His Future-
Speaking to news outlet Marca [via Goal.com], Hakimi expressed his love and admiration for the European champions and said, “I can only see myself playing for Real Madrid, they are the club of my life and I have no intention of leaving at all,”
He went on to praise his spot-rival Carvajal along with the admiration and lessons he learns from his senior, “Dani Carvajal is a strong example for me to follow – he came through the academy system like myself and now he is the number one choice and the best right-back. I try to watch Dani all the time and learn from everything he does because I love how he plays and it is what I aspire too.”
Hakimi was also in line to start in the crunch Champions League tie against Paris Saint Germain due to Carvajal’s absence, but manager Zinedine Zidane preferred Nacho instead of the teenager. However, Hakimi showed no anger and resentment but maturity by backing his manager’s choice, “Zidane was right to start Nacho against Paris Saint-Germain as he did very well and helped us qualify but I will help the coach in any opportunities I can.”
This boy Hakimi seems to have a bright future ahead of him, he is still very young and can improve on a lot of his abilities. But his head is in the right place unlike a few other promising kids in Europe. I feel Madrid should tie him down at the Santiago Bernabeu with a new deal because his presence could be very important for Madrid. I see him only growing from strength to strength and possibly becoming a Madrid great if he is injury-free.