Report: Southampton target Twente playmaker Hakim Ziyech

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Southampton are reportedly making a move for Twente star Hakim Ziyech.

According to the Daily Mail, Southampton are plotting a move for FC Twente playmaker Hakim Ziyech, with Ronald Koeman looking for January reinforcements.

The Saints may have hammered title challengers Arsenal 4-0 on Boxing Day, but the 2-1 defeat at West Ham United on Monday means that Koeman has picked up just four points from the last possible 21.

Fans are desperate to see Southampton splash some cash in the January transfer window, and Koeman certainly needs to add some more attacking options to support Graziano Pelle, Dusan Tadic and Sadio Mane in the final third.

Southampton have done plenty of shopping in the Netherlands since appointing Koeman in 2014, with Pelle, Tadic, Cuco Martina and Jordy Clasie among the signings from the Eredivisie over the last 18 months - and the Saints could yet add another.

The Daily Mail report that Southampton are pursuing FC Twente playmaker Hakim Ziyech, who has been one of the stars of Dutch football during the last two seasons.

The Moroccan international, 22, signed for Twente from Heerenveen in 2014, and racked up a stunning 11 goals and 16 assists last season, becoming one of the most dangerous players in the Eredivisie.

This term, Twente have been struggling with performances on the pitch and finances off the pitch, but Ziyech's displays haven't dwindled, as he has scored ten goals and added five assists in a superb personal campaign.

With Twente sitting second bottom of the Eredivisie table, it seems inevitable that Ziyech will leave in January for bigger things, and give the Dutch side a much-needed cash boost - and with Koeman no doubt familiar with what he can do from his time in the Eredivisie, Ziyech could be the perfect January signing for Southampton, as they search for more attacking firepwoer.

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