The Serie A giants Inter Milan have failed to pay the first installment of Achraf Hakimi’ £36 million transfer fee to Real Madrid.
According to a report from the Daily Mail, Inter weren’t able to pay Real Madrid the first £9 million installments of Achraf Hakimi’s transfer fee when it was due in December. The clubs agreed to postpone it until March.
The Serie A side is said to be in a financial crisis with COIVD hurting the owners hard. Steven Zhang, the head of the Suning group, the organization which owns Inter Milan being bled dry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Inter have failed to serve out the requisite amount. The Suning group in the midst of a financial tussle with Inter Milan’s players not being paid since November.
The owners are trying hard to suspend the weekly wages of Inter Milan’s players for the remainder of the season. The company is said to have absolutely no money to run the club with a sale very well on the cards. Steven Zhang is looking for outside investment and is in negotiations with the English fund BC Partners.
While La Liga heavyweights are said to have understood of the matter and have granted an extension to the deadline for the first Hakimi payment, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport, the Spanish club have financial needs of their own and will be forced to ask for two instalments in March.
HAKIMI’ PERFORMANCES FOR INTER MILAN:
Hakimi had previously joined Inter Milan in the summer after spending two years on loan at Borussia Dortmund. Though Zinedine Zidane regrets letting Hakimi leave the club, there is no possibility of him returning to Real Madrid.
The former Real madrid and Borussia dortmund fullback has been impressing since his arrival in italy. The algerian has enjoyed a career best figures that includes six goals in just twenty-three appearences at inter. The manager been showing faith in him and he has been delievering consistently.
Fresh from their 2-0 hail over champions Juventus, Antonio Conte’s side would be looking to stretch their good run, currently sitting joint top with their arch-rivals AC Milan with one extra game played and six points above old lady.
However, this concern may lead to misunderstandings between the management, staff, and players. The manager would be looking to clear up the matter as soon as possible.