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PSG defender open to Real Madrid return, says agent: “Will always be his home”



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Real Madrid’s fabled La Fabrica academy has provided European football with an array of young talents. Many have gone on to make a name for themselves at Real Madrid, but a fair few top talents also slipped through the cracks.

Achraf Hakimi is one of Madrid’s bright homegrown talents that managed to achieve success elsewhere.

Despite the Moroccan’s exceptional talent, he departed the Santiago Bernabeu in 2020 due to a lack of first-team opportunities under manager Zinedine Zidane. 

Since leaving, Hakimi has established himself as one of Europe’s most promising attacking full-backs.

While the player currently plies his trade with Paris Saint-Germain, his agent has come out to reveal Hakimi’s sentimental feelings towards his boyhood club.

“Achraf has spent 5 years outside Real Madrid, but Real Madrid will always be his home. Somewhere in his heart there is Real Madrid that has been formed since he was a child. If Real Madrid want him, logically we will listen.” Alejandro Camano, the player’s agent, told AS.

Despite garnering a great deal of experience in Europe’s top clubs such as Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund, and PSG, it is no surprise that nostalgia paints strokes of sentiment upon his canvas of recollection.

However, with no intentions of straining relations with their current club, Camano was quick to clarify the player’s commitment to the PSG project.

Camano claimed, “Great players always see Real Madrid as a target. Achraf has lived and smelled the dressing rooms there and knows the club from A to Z. He has been shaped by the values, but we want to be loyal to the club to PSG.”

“If you ask him, you will see that he is a Real Madrid fan but our project now is the Paris project. From the heart, he can talk about Real Madrid, but his colours now are the colours of Paris who made a great effort for him. It is occupied 100% in his mind.” he further said.

Reports of the €70 million-rated full-back looking for a transfer move this summer have been on the fly, which explains the agent’s insistence on indirectly providing Madrid as an acceptable destination.

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Real Madrid out-of-favour defender now unlikely to leave the club



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Real Madrid missed out on the signing of Leny Yoro after deciding not to match Manchester United’s offer for the 18-year-old defender.

With the French prodigy now on his way to the Premier League, Los Blancos are assessing their options before deciding whether to sign a new centre-back or not.

As things stand, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe seem to be leaning towards relying on their existing options rather than going into the market.

Jesus Vallejo unlikely to leave

As such, MARCA reports that the likelihood of Jesus Vallejo leaving the club have now significantly reduced.

Indeed, the 27-year-old out-of-favour defender now appears more and more likely to continue at Real Madrid beyond this summer.

Set to stay. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Vallejo returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after finishing his loan stint at Granada during which he hardly played due to injury and fitness woes.

As such, reports suggested that Carlo Ancelotti & co. were not planning on counting on him next season, even though he was handed a new shirt number recently.

But with the Leny Yoro operation collapsing and Real Madrid not keen on recruiting anyone from the market at this point, the Spanish ace is now unlikely to leave the club.

With David Alaba still sidelined, Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao will start the new season as the first-choice centre-back pairing and Vallejo will serve as the backup while Aurelien Tchouameni will also be an option.

Vallejo, for his part, wanted to stay put and see out his contract which expires in 2025. And, as things stand, it appears that the player will get his wish.

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