African star 'going crazy' at PSG

Ligue 1

An African star is said to be "going crazy" at Paris Saint-Germain amid a reported divide in the dressing room.

Ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, the Ligue 1 giants brought in seven players, including the high-profile, former LaLiga duo of Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi, both of whom were signed as free agents.

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The club's most expensive incoming of that transfer window, though, was Morocco star Achraf Hakimi, who was signed for €66.5 million (R1 billion) from Inter Milan.  

While Les Parisiens may be at the top of the domestic league table, the new signings have failed to help the club in their bid for European glory this season, with the French outfit recently being knocked out of the UEFA Champions League at the round of 16 stage in humiliating fashion. 

As such, reports from various outlets have suggested that a number of players and staff could be moved on at the end of the season, including manager Mauricio Pochettino, while there is also talk that a rift between the South American and French-speaking contingents in the squad has formed.   

French journalist Daniel Riolo has now claimed that Atlas Lions fullback Hakimi, who is set to go up against DR Congo in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off later today, is extremely unhappy with the situation at PSG. 

"Hakimi is going crazy, the South Americans don't talk to him anymore," he told After Foot RMC. 

"He already wants to leave Paris, he is fed up.

"In this team, his qualities have never exploded, so maybe you have to give him up. I criticised Hakimi for his fluctuating form, but it must be said that in this team he struggles to express his qualities. 

"He is angry and that's normal, he can't take it anymore."  

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In the right-back's debut season in Paris so far, he has scored three goals and provided four assists in 23 league appearances, but questions have been raised over his performances and Pochettino's apparent inability to get the best out of him.

It is believed the 23-year-old's reported discontent could kickstart a number of the club's players declaring they are unhappy in France.

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