Kevin Campbell has urged Arsenal to go “all out” to sign Achraf Hakimi this summer if he is seen as the “best choice” for the right-back position.
The former Gunners and Everton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, heaped praise on the 22-year-old who has had a “great” season with Inter Milan.
According to the Telegraph, Arsenal and Chelsea are eyeing a move for the right-back who could be available for a fee in the region of £40million this summer.
Hakimi has contributed six goals and six assists in 34 appearances this season, for an Antonio Conte side nine points clear at the top of Serie A.
The Gunners are expected to be in the market for a new right-back this summer, with Hector Bellerin’s future at the Emirates up in the air.
When asked for his thoughts on a potential move for Hakimi, Campbell told Football Insider: “Arsenal are in the market for a right-back and Hakimi is a brilliant player.
“I think the club will tread very carefully when they look who to sign this summer.
“Will Inter Milan even sell Hakimi? They are looking great. Going after players that are performing at the peak is always difficult.
“If the club see him as the best choice though they have got to go all out for him.”
Hakimi’s agent this week addressed the speculation surrounding his clients future, he told Radio Kiss Kiss: “Hakimi is happy at Inter with Conte, who is an excellent coach.
“Conte’s style of play suits Achraf and I think he will end up improving a lot because of this experience with the Nerazzurri.”