Everton fans should not worry, Hakim Ziyech is the best player in Holland

Everton fans celebrate Chris Smalling of Manchester United's own goal by lighting a flare during The Emirates FA Cup semi final match between Everton and Manchester United at Wembley...

Everton are reportedly keen to sign Ajax's talismanic Eredivisie play-maker Hakim Ziyech this summer.

Hakim Ziyech of Ajax controls the ball from Karim El Ahmadi of Feyenoord during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Ajax Amsterdam and Feyenoord at Amsterdam ArenA on January 21, 2018 in...

Everton fans are really not happy with reports in Calciomercato that they are going head-to-head with West Ham United to sign Ajax play-maker Hakim Ziyech this summer.

Considering that Davy Klaassen has been an almighty flop since he moved to Goodison Park from the Amsterdam giants only last summer, making only three Premier League starts despite costing £24 million, you can see why the supporters are concerned about a move for another Ajax midfielder.

Davy Klaassen of Everton in action during the Premier League match between Everton and AFC Bournemouth at Goodison Park on September 23, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

But while Ziyech would face a tough challenge initially shaking off those Klaassen comparisons, anyone who has been watching Dutch football over the last three years will tell you that the Moroccan is a step above anyone in the country – including Everton’s seldom-seen number 20.

25-year-old Ziyech has been Ajax’s best player this season, notching a league-high 13 assists to go with his eight goals. This is better than his 2016/17 tally of seven and 11 while the year before that, at FC Twente, he either scored or assisted 37 of their 49 league goals.

Ajax's Hakim Ziyech celebrates after scoring a goal during the eredivisie match between NEC Nijmegen and Ajax on April 8, 2017 in Nijmegen.

Ziyech is an immense talent who, unlike Klaassen, has the technique, vision and eye for the spectacular that should translate well into any league. Klaassen is a player who can go missing in games but Ziyech bends them to his will, even if he will have to prove that he can make the considerable step up from Holland to England.

A set-piece master and a pure play-maker, Ziyech is the sort of player who reminds us all why we fell in love with football in the first place and he could bring a sprinkling of magic to the blue half of Merseyside.

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