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Bayern Munich intensifies their pursuit for Achraf Hakimi

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The Moroccan right-back has caught the eye of the German champions, but Real Madrid is counting on the services of their player.

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After an impressive loan-spell for Borussia Dortmund, many teams are now interested in the services of the Moroccan right-back Achraf Hakimi. One of those teams is Bayern Munich, who is seeking a long-term option for the right-back position after Joshua Kimmich expressed his wishes to play in the midfield.

According to sources at Marca, Hakimi is one of the top targets for the Bavarians. Real Madrid, however, has also been closely monitoring Hakimi, and Zinedine Zidane is supposedly counting on the player in his 2020/21 season squad. Bayern could trigger Hakimi’s buy-out clause, but that is also not certain. The player himself was born in Madrid, went through Real Madrid’s youth system, and is still closely tied to Madrid.

In his recent interview with Bild, where he said that his “heart is split between Madrid and Dortmund”:

It is still six months until the summer; there are still a lot of games. I have to evaluate [the situation] for me — what advantages does Dortmund give me and what can I expect in Madrid.

The situation might be tough for Bayern to land the in-form Moroccan, but Bayern’s management is closely monitoring the situation, since the right-back position in Real Madrid is occupied by Daniel Carvajal and Alvaro Odriozola.