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3 Things Chelsea Fans Should Know About Achraf Hakimi

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Achraf Hakimi potential move to Chelsea this summer has been one of the top news on all media outlets in recent times. Hakimi has been a subject of bid from Chelsea, as it is reported that Chelsea are in close contact with his agent and are ready to offer an improved bid to inter Milan, worth €60 million plus Marcos Alonso.

Paris Saint German are also believed to be interested in signing the inter Milan wing back this summer, but Chelsea are considered as the favorites to get the Moroccan international.

Thomas Tuchel has made use of the 3:4:3 formation since he came in as the Chelsea head coach, which requires the use of wing backs to join the attack when the team is with the ball and also withdraw back to join the defense when the team is with out the ball.

Although Reece James flourished in the right wing back position last season, but he also showed that he is capable of playing in the right center back role, which would create room for Achraf Hakimi to play in the right wing back position.

So in this article, we will be looking at the 3 things Chelsea fans should know about their potential new player, Achraf Hakimi.

1. Attacking Minded

Achraf Hakimi is currently one of the best attacking wing back player in Europe. He contributed 18 goals for Inter Milan last season across all competition, scoring seven and providing eleven assists.

Hakami has great passing and crossing skills, which enables him to locate teammates in a good goal scoring position inside the 18 yard box.

Aside from his vision to locate his teammates with passes, he also have the goal scoring ability to put the ball at the back of the net, when the opportunity is presented to him.

2. Versatility

Achraf Hakimi is capable of playing in different positions, primarily he is been used as a right wing back, but has also featured in the left back role on several occasions, and can play as a winger.

He was trained as a winger and have also admitted that he can play the wing back roles on both flanks, as a winger and also feel like playing the striking position at times.

Achraf Hakimi’s flexibility to play in more than one position could be of great advantage to Thomas Tuchel next season, which would enable for easy change of formation on the field, if needed.

3. Good In Counter Attacks

Hakimi is a quick, dynamic and powerful full-back who is tactically and technically adept and capable of playing long accurate passes from defence, making him a dangerous counter attacking player

He pocesses great speed and pace which makes him difficult for opponents to mark in counter attack.

Chelsea would be signing a top and very talented player if they complete the signing of Achraf Hakimi.

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