Last weekend, social media was abuzz with reports that Moroccan footballer and Paris Saint-Germain defender, Achraf Hakimi, transferred his fortune into his mother’s name to prevent his ex-wife from claiming half of his assets following their separation. However, Hakimi’s mother, Saida Mouh, has denied knowledge of any such arrangement.

In a statement to Moroccan media, Mouh said, “If he has taken any action to protect himself, I’m unaware of it. What’s the problem if the news is true? If my son does not do this, he will not be able to get rid of that woman [Hiba Abouk].”

Mouh also revealed that her son did not inform her of any transfer and that she was unaware of any action he may have taken to protect himself. “I don’t know anything about it,” she added.

According to recent reports, Hakimi’s wealth and assets are registered under his mother’s name, making her the sole beneficiary of his income. Spanish news outlet Marca reported last Friday that Hakimi’s ex-wife, Hiba Abouk, was requesting half of his property and wealth but discovered that he has nothing to his name.

The issue has attracted mixed reactions globally, with some questioning the legality of such a transfer. However, it remains to be seen how it will be resolved.

Hakimi is considered one of the world’s best right-backs and one of Africa’s most expensive players. His divorce from Spanish-Tunisian actress Hiba Abouk was finalized last month.