“Achraf Hakimi Is Like Cafu Or Javier Zanetti, One Of The Best Right-Backs I’ve Ever Seen”.- Roberto Carlos gives verdict on Chelsea target.
Hakimi helped guide Inter Milan to their first Serie A title since 2010 last term, bagging seven goals and nine assists across all competitions.
Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos has heaped praise on Chelsea target Achref Hakimi, comparing him to Brazilian legend Cafu in the process.
Speaking to the Twitch channel of Italian journalist Pierluigi Pardo, as reported by FCInterNews, the former Inter, Real Madrid, and Fenerbahce left-back praised the 22-year-old Moroccan as a unique talent.
Carlos made his point by comparing Hakimi’s profile to that of several legends of Inter and Serie A, emphasizing that the Moroccan is a talent who can put himself among an elite historical group.
Chelsea already have a bloated squad they may try and use an unwanted player as part of the deal, with reports that they are set to offer a player-plus-cash deal to bring the Hakimi to the club. The player that the Blues do seem set to use as part of the deal is Marcos Alonso, who has found himself behind English international Ben Chilwell in the pecking order under Tuchel.
Amid Chelsea interest in the Inter wing-back, Hakimi has been singled out by Brazil legend Roberto Carlos as one of the best right-backs in the world.
What’s been said;
“Hakimi is a Cafu, a Zanetti, one of the strongest right-backs I’ve ever seen. Maicon? He wasn’t just a full-back, he did everything.”
Considering Carlos, along with the aforementioned Zanetti and Cafu are three of the best fullbacks in recent memory it is high praise indeed for Hakimi.