Achraf Hakimi overtakes Mohamed Salah as second most expensive Arab footballer

French champions Paris Saint-Germain reportedly have paid an initial €60m to Inter Milan for the Morocco international

Achraf Hakimi's move from Inter Milan to Paris Saint-Germain could make him the most expensive Arab footballer of all time.

The French side announced Tuesday that the 22-year-old former Real Madrid youth player had signed a five-year contract at the Parc des Princes with reports putting the initial fee at €60 million plus up to €11m in add-ons.

PSG's initial layout already sees the former Borussia Dortmund loanee jump ahead of the likes of Hakim Ziyech and Mohamed Salah. Should the add-ons be triggered, it would catapult the Morocco international ahead of Riyad Mahrez, who joined Manchester City for €67.8m in 2018.

Inter paid Real Madrid €41 million for Hakimi's signature in 2020, meaning the full-back has commanded more than €100 million in transfer fees.

Top 10 Arab player transfers

1). Riyad Mahrez - €67.8 million (Leicester City to Manchester City)

2). Achraf Hakimi - €60 million plus up to €11m add-ons (Inter Milan to PSG)

3). Mohamed Salah - €42 million (Leicester City to Manchester City)

4). Achraf Hakimi - €41 million (Real Madrid to Inter Milan)

5). Hakim Ziyech - €40 million (Ajax to Chelsea)

6). Islam Slimani - €31 million (Sporting to Leicester City)

7). Mehdi Benatia - €28 million (Roma to Bayern Munich)

8). Said Benrahma - €23.10 million (Brentford to West Ham United)

9). Aymen Abdennour - €22 million (Monaco to Valencia)

10). Youssef En-Nesyri - €20 million (Leganes to Sevilla)

* All transfer fees according to www.transfermarkt.com

Updated: July 8th 2021, 10:17 AM
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