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PSG Should Prioritize Hakimi Over Koulibaly Claims Football Pundit

Achraf Hakimi is currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund but he’s expected to return to Real Madrid where he hopes to impress Zinedine Zidane and win the starting right-back position heading into next season.

Paris Saint-Germain got a very good look at the Morocco international as the French giants took on Dortmund in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League. French football commentator Pierre Ménès saw enough, too and he believes PSG will prioritize signing the 21-year-old defender.

“You have to change the sides. I think [Thomas] Meunier and [Layvin] Kurzawa can and should leave,” Ménès said on Canal Football Club (via But Football Club). “Now, I think that PSG has more to invest in Achraf Hakimi than Kalidou Koulibaly. We are also talking about Alex Telles.

It’s true that Meunier and Kurzawa are more than likely on their way out of the club and won’t be in PSG colors next season and Telles is close to a done deal. The glaring issue for PSG right now is the right-back position with only Colin Dagba and Thilo Kehrer currently on the depth chart.

Hakimi won’t come cheap and that’s if Real Madrid is even willing to sell him at all. Transfermarkt puts his value at €54 million but I would imagine Los Blancos would want well over €60 million for him considering his age, upside, and the fact he’s under contract for two more years. It’s possible Real Madrid would entertain an offer if they thought that it would put them in PSG’s good graces heading into the summer of 2021 when they’ll want to sign Kylian Mbappé.

Erling Haaland's €75m release clause not active until 2022

Real Madrid could be forced to wait until 2022 to sign one of their top transfer targets – Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

Haaland, who is also interesting Manchester United, opened the scoring for BVB in their 4-0 win over Schalke as the Bundesliga returned on Saturday.

Madrid president Florentino Perez called Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke after the game to congratulate him on his side's successful showing after weeks of inactivity due to coronavirus.

Perez may have been wishing he had paid Haaland's €20 million release clause in January, when he left Red Bull Salzburg for BVB, although that fee was bumped by a further €23m in agent fees.

That still seems cheap, though, especially after 13 goals for the 19-year-old in his first 12 games in yellow and black.

Haaland has an agreement in his contract allowing him to leave the Signal Iduna Park for €75m, but Standard Sport understands that clause will not kick in until 2022.

As that date approaches, Dortmund might be willing to compromise in order to avoid losing the young forward for what will be an extremely low fee for one of Europe's most sought-after players, but they have no need to sell right now.

The youngster's agent, Mino Raiola, has claimed he would like to take one of his players to Real this summer, but he has also said he sees Haaland in Germany for at least one more season.

While Perez maintains good relations with Watzke, Haaland's friendship with international team-mate Martin Odegaard could also have an influence on his decision.

Odegaard is expected to stay on loan at Real Sociedad for one more season, before returning to the Santiago Bernabeu next year and by then, BVB could be ready to negotiate – although that is likely to depend on whether they believe they can mount a credible challenge for the Bundesliga and also the Champions League with the Scandinavian still at the club.

As things stand, Madrid's main target in 2021 will be Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe and if the French forward can be signed in 2021, Los Blancos will be happy to wait the extra year for Haaland.

In the meantime, last summer's €60m signing Luka Jovic should be given another chance to impress after what has been a difficult debut season at the Bernabeu.

Man United's plans for star linked with Barcelona and PSG

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly keen on keeping ahold of Diogo Dalot amid rumours of foreign interest.

The Portuguese prospect was signed by Jose Mourinho and while many are excited by his potential, he has struggled to take off due to his proneness to injury.

Solskjaer would go on to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace who has arguably been the club’s player of the season.

The young Englishman’s performances have been so consistently good that Dalot has struggled to break into the team, leaving some to feel as though he’s dispensable.

A few clubs have come to test this rumour but Solskjaer hopes to hold onto the former Porto man as he has plans for the player.

Solskjær is keen to keep Dalot despite interest from Barcelona and PSG. Ole wants him to stay and fight for his place as well as provide cover at left-back and right-back #mulive [espn]

At this moment in time, where Dalot fits into the team is being the versatile player who can provide competition in multiple positions.

He certainly still has time to make a name for himself at Manchester United but he could end up being too tempted by the likes of Barcelona and PSG.

The left-back position is probably the place he is more likely to break into given Wan-Bissaka’s stranglehold on the right-back spot.

Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams have done well at different stages this season but it is a position that is up for grabs.

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