Chelsea supporters on social media watched Achraf Hakimi’s performance for Paris-Saint Germain last night with pure envy.
Hakimi had a solid evening against Manchester City in the Champions League, ensuring his side claimed a 2-0 victory in the Parc des Princes.
He contained Jack Grealish defensively and played a big part in the opening goal offensively.
PSG are certainly happy to be wielding the 22-year-old’s services, having made him one of their only cash buys of the summer at £51.3m (Sky Sports).
However, in an alternative universe, Chelsea would be making the most of the Moroccan.
They had been pursuing Hakimi for a large proportion of the previous window but were pipped to the post by the Parisians.
Not ones to be overly salty at a failed transfer, Blues fans vented their frustration at not landing the full-back after his dominant display yesterday.
Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:
Hankering for Hakimi
Although Chelsea managed to let Hakimi slip through the net, their latest transfer tradings weren’t all bad.
They were still able to lure Romelu Lukaku away from Inter Milan for a club-record fee, whilst managing to repay his fee with player sales.
Saul Niguez also arrived as a deadline day loan signing, which on paper, looked like a great piece of business.
Yet, seeing Hakimi strut his stuff for PSG on Tuesday must’ve sent shivers down the Stamford Bridge hierarchy’s spine.
Right-back, or in Thomas Tuchel’s case, right-wing back, is a position that Chelsea could do with strengthening.
Cesar Azpilicueta won’t be able to shuttle the channels for much longer, with added pressure already being applied to the legs now Reece James is injured.
Callum Hudson-Odoi rarely gets a look in, whereas Tino Livramento was sold to Southampton.
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