Arsenal target Achraf Hakimi earns praise from Brazil icon Ronaldo
Arsenal have been linked with a move for Inter star Achraf Hakimi this summer and Brazilian legend Ronaldo has handed the Gunners his seal of approval.
The Gunners are rivalling Chelsea for the 22-year-old who could be allowed to leave the San Siro during the summer transfer window.
Arsenal will be in the market for some new recruits and creativity could be an attribute that Mikel Arteta goes in search of.
Hakimi has been a regular in the first-team at Inter this season, even filling in at right-back on occasions.
He has found the net six times and registered five assists during his 33 appearances this season.
Brazilian icon Ronaldo knows a thing or two about producing the good on a football pitch.
He enjoyed an illustrious career playing for Barcelona, Milan, Inter and Real Madrid among others.
The man who scored 62 goals in 98 appearances for Brazil has been speaking to Gazetta Dello Sport about the Inter star.
He thinks Arsenal would be getting themselves a talented player if a summer deal can be agreed.
Ronaldo said: “He’s an extraordinary player. Real were wrong to let him go.
“It’s one of Inter’s best deals of the last ten years. Every now and then I think to myself, ‘Ronnie, imagine yourself with Hakimi,’
“We would have been at an indecent speed!”
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If the Gunners can secure a deal for the Morocco international it could prove to be an extremely shrewd deal.
The 22-year-old has blistering speed and has showcased real quality in his performances for Inter this season.
Arteta has started to get some decent results at the Emirates Stadium but his team’s form is still relatively inconsistent.
Some new additions in the summer could help the squad become more balanced next season.
Hakimi would represent a step in the right direction and highlight a strong start to the summer window.