Sport 'Everybody needs the same justice' - Inter-bound Hakimi on supporting Black Lives Matter in Dortmund celebration
Dortmund still in 'close contact' with Madrid over Hakimi despite Inter speculation
Inter are reportedly close to sealing the signing of Achraf Hakimi, but Borussia Dortmund do not appear to have given up yet.The Spain-born Morocco international has spent the past two seasons on loan at Bundesliga side Dortmund, particularly impressing this season when deployed as a right-sided wing-back.
Achraf Hakimi says he is proud of the stance against racism he and Borussia Dortmund team-mate Jadon Sancho took on the field this season.
who during matches showed support for the protests that erupted in the United States after George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers in May.
The Dortmund duo celebrated goals by revealing t-shirts with the message 'Justice for George Floyd' written on them and the.
Hakimi says he was inspired to participate in the demonstration because he feels it is important for people to show their support for justice and equality.
Hakimi bids Dortmund farewell as Inter move draws closer
Having reportedly arrived in Milan for a medical, Achraf Hakimi said farewell to Borussia Dortmund ahead of his proposed move to Inter.Nerazzurri chief executive Beppe Marotta confirmed over the weekend that a deal was on the verge of being struck for the 21-year-old, who reportedly arrived in Milan for a medical on Tuesday.
"I'm from Africa, my father is from Africa. I'm a little bit a black guy. I spoke with Sancho before the Paderborn game, he wrote 'Justice for George Floyd' on my t-shirt and said: 'You need to score and take the T-shirt up to show the people'," he told.
"We both did it. It was great to be one of the players to do this thing to show the people. Yes of course [players should speak out against racism]. It's not only football players - all the people in the world need to speak about this, because everyone is the same.
"I don't care if you're a black guy, a white guy, if you have money, if you don't have money, I don't care. I think everybody needs to be the same, and get the same justice."
Although Dortmund wanted to extend the full-back's loan from Real Madrid, he has alreadyas he is on the verge of joining Inter in a €40 million (£36m/$45m) move.
Bundesliga: Not Dortmund, not Madrid: Hakimi apparently moves to Milan
defensive player Achraf Hakimi apparently moves to Inter Milan in Serie A on loan from Borussia Dortmund after two years, as reported by the Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio. According to information from Sky Sport, the negotiations with Real Madrid have already been concluded and only a few details need to be clarified before the transfer is officially made. © Provided by SPOX Achraf Hakimi is expected to move to Inter Milan.
The 21-year-old played a key role for the Bundesliga runners-up this term and he hopes to enjoy as many first-team opportunities in Italy.
"I think next I need to relax a little bit. For my head and my body. Then after I need to think about everything - what I have and what is better for me," he said.
"I want to continue to play, like I have done since I was 17 years old. I want to play all the time like I have done over these last two years with Dortmund. If I play regularly, I think I can be a good player - you learn more and become better. I don't care where, you know. I think only that wherever I go, I go to play.
"I think it's an amazing thing to play [for Dortmund] in front of 80,000 people. It doesn't matter where you play, this feeling is incredible."
Inter Milan are in 'advanced negotiations' to sign Real Madrid defender Achraf Hakimi with Italian giants ready to splash £36m on Borussia Dortmund loan star .
The Moroccan full-back has impressed on loan at Borussia Dortmund over the past two seasons and Inter are ready to pay £36m to bring him to the San Siro this summer.The Moroccan full-back has impressed on loan at Borussia Dortmund for the past two seasons and Inter are ready to pay £36m to bring him to the San Siro.