Hakim Ziyech's agent says moving to Everton would be crazy

Everton manager Marco Silva during the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on August 18, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Everton were tipped to bring Ajax's Eredivisie star Hakim Ziyech to the Premier League this summer but his agent feels Liverpool would suit him better.

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.

Hakim Ziyech has certainly picked up where he left off last season.

Ajax’s influential play-maker surprised everyone by remaining in Amsterdam after an impressive World Cup with Morocco. And Ziyech is continuing to establish himself as arguably the most gifted player in Dutch football, inspiring Sunday’s 5-0 thrashing against AZ Alkmaar while taking his tally to four goals and three assists in eight Eredivisie games.

So reported interest from Everton over the summer is easy to understand. Calciomercato reported that the Toffees were keen to bring the former FC Twente player to Goodison Park.


But Ziyech’s agent, speaking to Voetbal Primeur, has now indicated that the 25-year-old could do better than the side sitting eleventh in the Premier League table.

"That would be crazy for that boy, he should not go to Everton. “What are you doing there?”, Rene Van der Gijp said.

Hakim Ziyech of Ajax celebrates 0-1 during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between Vitesse v Ajax at the GelreDome on September 2, 2018 in Arnhem Netherlands

Ziyech was heavily linked with AS Roma over the summer, but his representative obviously feels that an ever bigger club would be a more fitting destination, such as Everton’s bitter rivals Liverpool.

"I hope that there will be a better club than Roma, an Arsenal or Liverpool,” Van der Gijp adds.

Ziyech signed a new improved contract with Ajax back in September, suggesting that he will not be on his way any time soon regardless of where Van der Gijp feels he should go.

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

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