Real defender makes Dortmund switch
Posted: 11 July 2018 Time: 15:00
Real Madrid have confirmed Morocco defender Achraf Hakimi has joined Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund on a two-year loan deal.
Hakimi, 19, enjoyed a first-team breakthrough with the European champions last season after the injury of Dani Carvajal and went on to feature 17 times under the management of Zinedine Zidane.
However, Los Blancos recent acquisition of Spain international Alvaro Odriozola has pushed him further down the pecking order for a spot in the first XI.
Capable of featuring at right or left-back, Hakimi arrives in the Bundesliga at the back of a FIFA World Cup campaign with the Atlas Lions.
"Achraf Hakimi is a young, very dynamic full-back who has played at the very highest level with Real Madrid and the Morocco national team," BVB sporting director Michael Zorc told the club's website.
???? Willkommen in Dortmund, Achraf #Hakimi!— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) July 11, 2018
???? Der BVB leiht den 19-jährigen marokkanischen Nationalspieler @AchrafHakimi für zwei Jahre von @ChampionsLeague-Sieger @realmadrid aus! pic.twitter.com/1hJP0pbk7Q
Dortmund also confirmed the sale of winger Andriy Yarmolenko to West Ham United in a £17.5m (R311m) after just a single season in the German top-flight.