Real Madrid, Manchester City monitoring the situation of PSG defender, contract expires in 2026 | OneFootball

Real Madrid, Manchester City monitoring the situation of PSG defender, contract expires in 2026 | OneFootball

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·23 February 2024

Real Madrid, Manchester City monitoring the situation of PSG defender, contract expires in 2026

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Real Madrid and Manchester City are closely monitoring the situation of PSG defender Achraf Hakimi, whose contract expires in the summer of 2026, reports AS.

Recent reports had suggested that Hakimi could follow his teammate Mbappe to Real Madrid, possibly in 2025, when he would enter the final year of his contract at the French capital club.


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Hakimi wants to fulfil his contract in 2026, could leave then

The report from AS claims that Hakimi is not considering leaving PSG this summer or the next year and wishes to fulfil his contract that runs until 2026. Beyond that, though, there is no certainty about what he will do.

PSG, for their part, want to renew the 25-year-old’s contract and have informed his representatives the same, but negotiations have not progressed beyond that.

There had been some speculations over the Moroccan right-back’s continuity last summer, but things settled down once Luis Enrique arrived as manager and Hakimi has enjoyed a prominent role in the team.

But, thus far, no concrete negotiations have taken place regarding his renewal, which has seemingly alerted top clubs across Europe.

Real Madrid, Manchester City monitoring Hakimi

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Man in demand. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

The report goes on to state that Real Madrid and Manchester City are both closely monitoring the situation of Hakimi at PSG.

Los Blancos will need a right-back soon as Lucas Vazquez’s contract expires this year and Dani Carvajal is out of contract in 2025. The Merengues need to lay down a succession plan and Hakimi is held in high regard at the club, given that he came through the academy ranks.

The 25-year-old spent a season with the Merengues’ first-team setup, in 2017/18, and even won the Champions League. He has previously admitted to being open to a return to the Bernabeu and succeed there.

As for Manchester City, they had already enquired about Hakimi last summer and continue to retain an interest in him as a long-term successor for Kyle Walker.

There are other teams keen, but not everyone would be able to match his wages, given that he currently earns around €12 million per year at PSG.

While Real Madrid are monitoring their former defender, any move for him would be planned for 2026, with Carvajal, going through a resurgent run, expected to continue as the first-choice right-back until then.

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