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Hakimi sends farewell message to Borussia Dortmund supporters after arriving in Italy for Inter medical

The Moroccan defender is on the verge of finishing a transfer to San Siro from Real Madrid after a two-year mortgage spell at Westfalenstadion

Achraf Hakimi has despatched a farewell message to Borussia Dortmund supporters after arriving in Italy to endure a medical with Inter.

Hakimi touched down in Milan on Tuesday after boarding a personal flight from Madrid to finalise a transfer to San Siro.

The Real Madrid right-back will be a part of Inter for a payment of €40 million (£37m/$45m), and is predicted to decide to a five-year contract with the membership after being evaluated by medical workers.

The 21-year-old was attributable to return to Santiago Bernabeu subsequent month after spending the final two years of his profession on mortgage at Dortmund, however has determined to go away the membership completely to proceed enjoying common soccer.

Hakimi featured in 73 video games for BVB in complete, scoring 12 objectives and laying on 17 assists, whereas establishing himself as probably the most constant performers within the Bundesliga.

As the Morocco worldwide’s transfer to Inter edges nearer, he has taken the day trip to say goodbye to Dortmund’s followers through his social media accounts, whereas thanking everybody at Westfalenstadion for his “amazing” expertise in Germany.

“The time has come to close a very beautiful stage in my life. After two wonderful years, I’m ready to leave this club that has given me so much joy,” Hakimi wrote on Twitter and Instagram.

“From the primary second, the care and a spotlight by the membership and the town has been wonderful. Now I do know that I used to be proper to decide on Dortmund as my dwelling two years in the past.

“I need to thank all my teammates, the teaching workers, and all of the membership’s workers for the love and belief they’ve proven me always.

“I additionally need to thank the great followers who’ve supported us unconditionally in each sport.

“I’ll always remember the yellow wall (Glebe Wand) which is just great.

“Finally, I wish to thank my household and buddies for supporting me always.

“I hope that one day our paths will cross again. See you soon Borussia Dortmund!”

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Hakimi was contracted to stay with Madrid till 2022, however Zinedine Zidane had no place for the defender in his present squad on the Bernabeu.

The former Dortmund star performed his remaining match for Lucien Favre’s aspect on Saturday, approaching instead throughout a 4-Zero defeat at dwelling to Hoffenheim.

Antonio Conte will quickly welcome Hakimi into his ranks at San Siro, however he won’t be eligible to play for Inter till subsequent season.


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