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After leaving Real Madrid two seasons ago on loan to German side Borussia Dortmund, many football followers would’ve expected Achraf Hakimi to return to his parent club after his loan deal had expired.

However, the Moroccan instead opted for a move to Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan and the player’s agent Martin Camano has now revealed why his client chose the Italian side.

“Zidane is the reason for Hakimi’s transfer to Inter Milan. He must explain why Hakimi moved,” he told Al Mountakhab, before claiming Inter boss Antonio Conte convinced him to make the switch to Serie A.

“He [Conte] was always in contact with Hakimi. He talked to him about the club’s future project, so we decided to move to Inter.

“I believe that when a high-value coach like Conte calls you and strongly insists on contacting you, this is evidence that he wants you to become an important piece in his project. His team represents him.”