They asked they got! The leading people of Inter sacrificed Achraf Hakimi, aware that this is the only way they can keep Lautaro Martinez and the skeleton of the champion team, in the end, they succeeded in their intention to sell the Moroccan defender for 70,000,000 euros!
According to reports from Italy, Paris Saint-Germain, after equalizing Chelsea's offer of 60,000,000 euros, went a step further and offered those 10,000,000 euros, which in the end make a huge difference. Inter got what they wanted, just like Paris Saint-Germain, who found a quality solution on the right defensive side and thus continued the reconstruction of the team to the taste of Mauricio Pochettino.
Negotiations took a little longer, but PSG succeeded in their intention. Chelsea looked like the first favorite for Hakimi's signature, but even the London Blues, despite the possibilities, did not want to enter the race with the Parisians, who again used the power of money to attract another bombastic signing.
Wijnaldum and Donnaruma Realistically, this is the third signing since the end of the season. PSG has already made official the transfer of Georginio Wijnaldum, who arrived at Prince's Park as a free agent after parting ways with Liverpool for twice the salary offered to him by Barcelona.
In the meantime, the arrival of goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnaruma was also agreed, also without compensation. The Italian goalkeeper has already finished his medical test in Rome and it was expected that the transfer would be made official much earlier, but there is still none of that.
There is certainly no doubt that Donnaruma will continue his career in the ranks of the Saints. As for Hakimi, after the announcement of the deal, he will become the most expensive player to be sold in the history of Inter with 70,000,000 euros, when the bonuses are added up.
This transfer will break the decade-long record held by Zlatan Ibrahimović for a full 12 years when he went to Barcelona for the then astronomical 69,500,000 euros! Hakimi will remain in the books of PSG for at least some time as the third most expensive paid signing after the inviolable Neymar (222,000,000 euros) and Kylian Mbappe (180,000,000 euros.
He will overtake Edinson Cavani and Angel di Maria, who were brought in for 64,500,000 and 63,000,000 euros, respectively. Hakimi will earn 8,000,000 euros a year at the new address, plus 2,000,000 euros through bonuses.
He had a salary of 5,000,000 euros at Inter during these years. Medical tests are scheduled for the week before us, when he will sign a contract until June 2026.