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Reinier: Hakimi advised me to join Dortmund on loan

Achraf Hakimi & Reinier of Borussia Dortmund
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Reinier found the opportunity to sign join BVB too good to reject, having been handed assurances of the move by his associates.

Achraf Hakimi signed for Borussia Dortmund on a two-year loan deal in 2018 after realizing the lack of growth opportunities at Real Madrid.

Hakimi quickly started making good use of the plentiful first-team minutes at Signal Iduna Park and established himself into one of Europe’s most sought-after fullbacks.

A blinding pace, attack mindedness, technical brilliance, and the ability to deliver pinpoint crosses in the box are some of the features that contributed to the Moroccan’s high demand.

Just like him, another Real Madrid player is out on a similar journey with a similar aim of making a name for himself.

And Reinier, who completed a two-year loan move to Dortmund in mid-August, insists his decision was inspired by the now Inter Milan man.

“He gave me tips, he developed really well here, his career got a boost,” he told in an interview with Kicker.

“He told me that there are a lot of young players here and that I could fit in really well. When the opportunity arose, I didn’t have to think twice.”

Reinier then revealed that Marcio Amoroso, his compatriot who had a fairly successful career at BVB from 2001 and 2004, and Rafinha, another compatriot and ex-Bayern Munich player, also influenced his move.

“He told me Borussia is a great club to help me develop my game,” the Brazilian wonderkid told of Rafinha. “He told me that in the Bundesliga, and especially in this city and at this club, I could learn a lot.”