New PSG signing Achraf Hakimi contacts COVID-19 virus

French Club Paris Saint-Germain’s new signing Achraf Hakimi contacts COVID-19 virus and will now go through a period of isolation.

French football club Paris Saint-Germain full-back Achraf Hakimi has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus and is quarantined informed a source close to the Ligue 1 club to AFP on Saturday.

Hakimi made his debut for the newly signed club by appearing on Wednesday’s friendly victory third-tier Le Mans. He had moved to the Parisian club for 60 million euros the previous week from Serie A Italian club Inter Milan.


PSG got struck tough by the virus at the start of the last season the time when various players were contacted positive. Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes had to go undergo self-isolation following a post-vacation to Ibiza after the Champions League season final where they lost to Bundesliga side Bayern Munich.

Morocco’s wing-back Hakimi had to skip Saturday’s pre-season draw with third-division Chambly. He is situated to be sidelined for next week’s games against Augbsurg and Genoa.

Hakimi was born and raised in Spain who represents Morocco ad the International level and made his debut for the Spanish club Real Madrid in 2016’s International Champions Cup against his current club PSG. Two years later, he was signed for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in 2018 on a two-year loan contract before he joined Inter Milan in 2020.