Report – Newcastle Negotiating The Signing Of Real Madrid Right-Back On Loan

Moroccan International Achraf Hakimi joined Real Madrid as an 8-year-old back in 2006, and there’s news today that Rafa Benitez wants to get the 19-year-old to Newcastle in January according to a report in the Sunday Express.

It will be a loan deal, and maybe Rafa will try to get an option to buy the teenager as a clause in the loan contract, assuming Newcastle can get the 6 times capped Moroccan International to the club this month.

Hakim looks like an excellent player in the making, and he has real class.

He is of Moroccan descent, but he was born in Spain and grown up in the capital.

Achraf Hakimi – 19-year-old Real Madrid right-back

He has played for the Real Madrid first team 10 times so far with one goal and is already attracting attention from other clubs because of his excellent form.

He made his first-team debut For Madrid back in August of last year and played in both of Real Madrid’s Champions League games against Tottenham Hotspur.

Hakim made his full international debut for Morocco last October in a 4–0 win against Canada.

He is highly rated by Real manager Zinedine Zidane who wants to get him out on loan for the rest of the season so he can get more first-team experience.

So it seems, if this report is accurate, we have a good chance of getting the teenager to Newcastle this month.

Rafa Benitez has strong links with Real Madrid – it is his hometown club whom he managed for seven months from the summer of 2105, and the manager is well thought of at the club.

Hakimi was at the club at the time Rafa was the manager, and he probably knows about the teenager from first-hand experience.

Rafa is looking all over the place for good loan signings to bring into Newcastle this month, and Hakim would be a good acquisition for Newcastle for the rest of this season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Jan 8, 2018 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #1

    Can’t see this happening unless we have covered all the major issues with the team. A striker and keeper are a must imho

  • Jib

    Jan 8, 2018 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #2

    Express reported this as being all over the
    Spanish media – it’s not
    It’s reported on Dutch footy site Voetball.
    I think they have put
    “Newcastle Moroccan football defender called
    Achraf” in their search engine
    not realising we already have one already
    (on loan at Benevento)

  • Optimistic Panda

    Jan 8, 2018 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #3

    How any RB can one club require

  • Jib

    Jan 8, 2018 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #4

    One thing is for sure
    Even more so than Summer
    The first we will get to hear of signings
    is when they have a foto call at SJP.
    Should be interesting to see –
    whether SD is in the background as usual.

  • Jib

    Jan 8, 2018 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #5

    we already have one already
    what’s the fone no. of that literacy teacher

  • expatmag

    Jan 8, 2018 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #6


    On superleague issues, FIFA would not agree and neither would the respective football associations. They would have to form their own football federation and the issues associated with that are numerous.

    What needs to be done is a revamp of the rules by FIFA and that should include the various TV companies that are basically financing football.

    Too many clubs are closing down academies which eventually has a flow on effect on national teams. This needs to stop. More money needs to flow in to grass roots football and lower level league clubs in developmental issues.

    The main thing that needs to be done is to launch new rulings especially at rich clubs to bribg back fairness because FFP clearly doesnt work in its current form.

    Introduction of salary caps
    Transfer limitations on numbers
    Revamp the loan system
    Transfer fee caps
    And most of all

    Matchday 18 man squads must include 4 home grown academy under 21 products with at least 2 starting.

    Then we will see more of an eveness actoss the board and the likes of Moaninho, Guardiola, Conti etc will need to rely less on the cheque book and more on their so called coaching skills.

    Somehow, I think FIFA will be too frightened to take them on

  • Mag52

    Jan 8, 2018 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #7

    I know our top league goal scorers have only managed three each so far this season, but there surely can’t be many premiership clubs for whom twelve different players have scored in the league ?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 8, 2018 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #8

    No more Achraf’s or De Jongs, have another Murphy though.

  • expatmag

    Jan 8, 2018 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #9


    Agree with another Murphy…..wouldnt mind a Brereton and Worrall too

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 8, 2018 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #10

    I see our cricketers did us proud again. Wonder if Stokes would have made a difference. can’t believe he still hasn’t been charged or acquited one way or the other.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 8, 2018 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #11

    Nice to see Murphy turning things around now

  • expatmag

    Jan 8, 2018 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #12


    You could have played 11 Stokes, mate and you would still have lost.

    Felt sorry for the Pomes though…..I doubt many of them have experienced heat like ghe past couple of days. Records being set all over the country

  • Mag52

    Jan 8, 2018 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #13


    What about a limit on the number of foreign players allowed to turn out for a team if we are looking to improve the quality and prospects for our national side ?
    This could be something the FA could look at after Brexit, but have they the courage ?

  • expatmag

    Jan 8, 2018 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #14


    Yes…good point…..but not just in the PL. It has to be done world wide

  • JohnJ

    Jan 8, 2018 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #15

    Expatmag @ No 6

    Hear Hear or should it be here here!

    Only joking Ha Ha But we could do with some more good players Here Here!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 8, 2018 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #16

    JFK, ghe,
    expat’s pi$$ed again 😀

  • expatmag

    Jan 8, 2018 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #17


    My sincere apologies, old man.
    Just opened my second bottle……hic…..a rather nifty little aussie shiraz from the Barossa……you would like it

  • Drew

    Jan 8, 2018 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #18

    Expat, never mind the pommes, I myself couldn’t hack the heat today, especially yesterday.

  • expatmag

    Jan 8, 2018 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #19


    Hope you werent in Penrith……47.3C

    We got 43 down on the Mornington Peninsula on sunday

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 8, 2018 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #20

    Only one who might have done something against the Aussie bowling would of been Boycott – boring he might have been but did not give his wicket away.

    Stokes wouldn’t have mattered has not got the temperament like Smith to stay would want to swat the ball all over the place.

    Bowling got no-one with with the pace you need in Os all our bowlers are used to bowling in England where the conditions mean just about any bugga can swing the ball

  • Geordie-john

    Jan 8, 2018 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #21

    This might be good rumors but the big stumbling block is MONEY. Fatman has got hold of the purse strings again

  • widowmagandapoke

    Jan 8, 2018 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #22

    Get real. Our defence is holding its own. What we need is one or maybe two proven strikers. I know they cost mega money but that is the department we need strengthening the most. Right backs, left backs, midfielders – we have enough to survive


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