'Zidane is the reason for Hakimi’s transfer to Inter Milan' - Agent
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'Zidane is the reason for Hakimi’s transfer to Inter Milan' - Agent

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is the reason why Achraf Hakimi left Real Madrid, according to the player's agent Martin Camano. 

The defender was on loan at Borussia Dortmund but chose to move to Italy with Antonio Conte's Inter in a deal worth around £36m.

Speaking days after the deal was completed Camano claimed Zidane should answer the questions on why the 21-year-old moved to Italy instead of returning to his parent club once his loan deal expired. 

 “Zidane is the reason for Hakimi’s transfer to Inter Milan. He must explain why Hakimi moved.” he said in an interview with Al Mountakhab.

The player's agent further revealed Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte had been keeping tabs on the Moroccan international for a while. 

“He was always in contact with Hakimi,” he added. “He talked to him about the club’s future project, so we decided to move to Inter.

“I believe that when a high-value coach like Conte calls you and strongly insists on contacting you, this is evidence that he wants you to become an important piece in his project. His team represents him.”

“I think that Hakimi’s return at the current time is not appropriate given the presence of a distinguished player like Carvajal and I’m sure that Hakimi’s future will be bright after taking this step forward,” Camano continued.

The player has hugely impressed in German with Borussia and has been tipped to become one of the best in his position.