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Hakimi reveals Pochettino behind choosing PSG over Chelsea: He wanted me at Tottenham

PSG star Achraf Hakimi explains why he signed for the club this summer.

Hakimi had a choice of many top European clubs in the summer, as Inter Milan looked to cash in on his signature.

The Moroccan fullback specifically turned down a move to Premier League giants and recent Champions League winners Chelsea.

Hakimi explained why he joined PSG, and stated that current boss Mauricio Pochettino wanted to sign him at Tottenham.

He told L'Equipe: "When I got offers from PSG and Chelsea, I felt I had to come to Paris, where I would be happy.

"Pochettino also played an important role in my decision. I like his style, he has the ball and always thinks of the attack.

"He wanted me at Tottenham too."

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