Through his Instagram profile, 21-year old full-back/wide midfielder Achraf Hakimi, who has just joined Inter Milan, on a full basis, from Real Madrid, stated:
"I never imagined this moment would have come. It's not a farewell, however, since you can't really say farewell to your very home. You can leave, but what you learnt and the values conveyed to you follow you, wherever you go. Real Madrid's home to me, is where I grew up. Merengues taught me a lot, and even pampered me a bit. That's a club which don't merely train football players, they raise them instead. The moment I crossed Valdebebas gates, when I was 6, I could never imagine I'd have such a great time there. I hereby thank all the people working for the club, all my past trainers and teammates, and all Real supporters, since I now I'm going to be one of them".