Borussia Dortmund defender Achraf Hakimi has returned to Madrid to witness the birth of his first child.
After playing in Saturday's Bunesliga defeat to Bayer Leverkusen, the 21-year-old joined his spouse, Hiba Abouk, in welcoming their baby boy to the world on Wednesday.
Hakimi is currently on a two-year loan at Dortmund from Real Madrid and the club's sporting director confirmed his return to the Spanish capital ahead of Friday's league match against Eintracht Frankfurt at home.
“Achraf Hakimi is now the father of a son and we plan for him to be back from Madrid tomorrow," Zorc said.
Hakimi is a father! 🎉👶— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) February 12, 2020
Congratulations to Achraf and Hiba on the birth of their son! 💛 pic.twitter.com/5PRkM2okY6
Hiba is 12 years older than Hakimi, who was named the Caf Youth Player of the Year in 2018 and 2019.
The Morocco international is a regular fixture in Lucien Favre's team, playing in every league match for Dortmund this season, and he has contributed six goals and seven assists across all competitions so far.