Almost a week after his move to PSG, Achraf Hakimi has been tested positive for COVID-19. PSG are currently enjoying pre-season battering puny clubs across France. They have been very impressive this transfer window and look like a real powerhouse for next season. At this point they look like a FIFA Ultimate team.
PSG signed Hakimi from Inter Milan in deal worth up to €70 million. His deal at Inter Milan was a 5-year deal of which he completed just one. This too, is a 5-year deal but there is a slim chance of PSG going broke enough to sell their best players. The Moroccan has been influential wherever he has been and PSG cannot be different.
He made his debut against Le Man in PSG’s first pre-season game but was surprisingly missing for the next game against Chambly. Right-back Nathan Bitumazala took his place as it was not clear at the time why Hakimi was not on the team-sheet. Later that day, RMC made an announcement that Hakimi signed a 2 week contract with the virus which would keep him away from a good part of pre-season.
PSG vs Chambly
Speaking about battering teams across France, PSG were held 2-2 by third-tier French League club Chambly. Julian Draxler, Mauro Icardi and Keylor Navas were a few big names in the squad mostly filled with academy players. Icardi gave PSG the lead through a penalty in the first half as the game was played all over the field.
Chambly pulled one back through Guillaume Heinry who snipped the ball into the near post past Sergio Rico. Xavi Simons made it 2-1 after going one-on-one with the keeper as PSG decided to hold on till the end. Chambly’s pressure paid off as Doucoure poked the equalizer in the 89th minute after a scramble in the 6-yard box.
PSG looking dangerous with Ramos, Hakimi, Wijnaldum
PSG have signed Sergio Ramos, Georgino Wijnaldum, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Achraf Hakimi this transfer window. They have also extended the contracts of Julian Draxler and Neymar Jr. The club wants Kylian Mbappe to follow suit but the teenager has not made up his mind yet.
New signings might be something new for Mauricio Pochettino. He has not seen this much transfer activity in his entire tenure at Tottenham. Ici c’est Paris!
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