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Real Madrid: Achraf Hakimi move to Inter Milan confirmed

Morocco international Achraf Hakimi, 21, has joined Serie A club Inter Milan from Real Madrid, it was announced on Thursday.

Real Madrid full-back Achraf Hakimi has joined Serie A club Inter Milan, it has been confirmed. Both clubs issued statements on Thursday to announce a deal for the defender, who moves to Italy for a fee of 40m euros plus 5m in add-ons.

Real Madrid keep first refusal on youth product

As part of the sale, Madrid have negotiated a clause giving them first refusal on the Morocco international for the next five years.

Achraf, who has spent the past two seasons on loan at Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, travelled to Milan earlier this week to undergo a medical and put pen to paper on his Inter contract, which is to run until 30 June 2025.

Achraf waves emotional goodbye to Dortmund

On Tuesday, Achraf published an emotional farewell letter to the Dortmund fans, after making 73 appearances and scoring 12 goals in an impressive spell in Germany. "The time has come to close a very beautiful stage in my life," he wrote. "After two wonderful years, I’m ready to leave this club that has given me so much joy.

"From the first moment, the care and attention by the club and the city has been amazing. Now I know that I was right to choose Dortmund as my home two years ago."

Achraf to earn 5m euros net in first year at Inter

The 21-year-old is understood to have agreed an after-tax salary of 5m euros plus bonuses in his first season at Inter, with his basic wage then rising in the subsequent four years of his contract.