Everton's reported pursuit of Hakim Ziyech hints Marcel Brands may be Toffees-bound

Hakim Ziyech of Ajax celebrates scoring his teams first goal of the game during the Eredivisie match between Ajax Amsterdam and ADO Den Haag held at Amsterdam Arena on January 29, 2017 in...

Everton are reportedly keen on Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech.

Ajax Moroccan midfielder Hakim Ziyech shoots a free kick during the UEFA Europa League final football match Ajax Amsterdam v Manchester United on May 24, 2017 at the Friends Arena in Solna...

Reports from Calciomercato suggest that Everton are rivalling Valencia and West Ham United for the signature of Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech this summer.

The Toffees will be in the market for new signings this summer after a disappointing season, in which they look set to miss out on a Europa League place.

Changes could be coming given questions over Sam Allardyce's future, and it seems that majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri is ready to splash the cash again this summer.

New rumours suggest that Everton want Ajax playmaker Ziyech, who has hit eight goals and 13 assists in the Eredivisie this season, starring despite Ajax's failed pursuit of the title.

Hakim Ziyech of Ajax celebrates scoring his teams first goal of the game during the Eredivisie match between Ajax Amsterdam and ADO Den Haag held at Amsterdam Arena on January 29, 2017 in...

The Moroccan international, 25, has been a star in Dutch football for many years now having starred with Heerenveen and FC Twente, and his links to Everton may just hint at an imminent deal for the Toffees.

Sky Sports recently reported that PSV Eindhoven sporting director Marcel Brands is nearing a summer move to Everton, taking over from Steve Walsh in charge of Everton transfers ahead of next season.

Back in the summer of 2016, Voetbal International reported that PSV and Brands wanted to land Ziyech from Twente, but ultimately ended up losing out to rivals Ajax in the race for his signature.

Everton suddenly becoming interested in Ziyech just around the time of the Brands rumours may just hint that Moshiri can land the Dutchman and is about to lure him to Goodison Park – and despite already having one playmaker in Gylfi Sigurdsson, Ziyech could be a marquee signing for Brands and Everton, if all the stars align in their favour this summer.

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