Reports: Hakim Ziyech has agreement on Ajax exit, Everton and Liverpool in battle

Hakim Ziyech of Ajax looks on during the UEFA Europa League Final between Ajax and Manchester United at Friends Arena on May 24, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech looks set to leave the club this summer.

Hakim Ziyech of Ajax looks on during the UEFA Europa League Final between Ajax and Manchester United at Friends Arena on May 24, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden.

According to Dutch newspaper Voetbal International, Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech has an agreement to leave the club this summer amid links to Everton and Liverpool.

Ziyech, 25, has been a star in Dutch football with Heerenveen and Twente before heading to Ajax in 2016, where he has become arguably the finest player in the Eredivisie.

The Moroccan playmaker – set to star at this summer's World Cup in Russia – hit nine goals and 15 assists this season, exactly the same record as last season.

The problem for Ajax is that Ziyech has become so much of a star that he looks destined to earn a bigger move elsewhere – and the Amsterdam club look poised to facilitate that.

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...

Dutch newspaper Voetbal International report that Ziyech has an agreement with Ajax that he can leave the club this summer, with a transfer now inevitable.

Recent reports from Calciomercato claimed that Everton and Liverpool are both in the mix for Ziyech's signature, with the Merseyside rivals set for a battle this summer.

Liverpool may well want another playmaker having allowed Philippe Coutinho to leave for Barcelona in January, whilst Everton's new director of football Marcel Brands has a great knowledge of Dutch football having arrived from PSV Eindhoven, and he may well want to left-footed midfielder to head to Goodison Park this summer.

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