Ajax director shares Hakim Ziyech promise amid Tottenham and Liverpool links

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (R) shakes hands with Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino after the English Premier League football match between...

Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are reportedly hoping to bring Ajax's Eredivisie champion Hakim Ziyech to the Premier League this summer.

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

Ajax’s sporting director admits he has promised in-demand playmaker Hakim Ziyech a move this summer with the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham keeping tabs on the Moroccan international, speaking to De Telegraaf.

There has never been any doubt about Ziyech’s natural talent but he has really taken his game to a whole new level in 2018/19.

In all competitions, the midfielder produced 21 goals and 24 assists as Ajax won the Eredivisie title for the first time in five years, not to mention triumphing in the KNVB Cup and reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League.

 

According to The Guardian, Spurs have been watching Ziyech for a while now and Liverpool are keen too according to the Mirror.

And Overmars has admitted that the former FC Twente talisman is unlikely to still be at Amsterdam next season as interest reaches fever pitch.

Morocco's midfielder Hakim Ziyech looks on prior to the friendly football match between Morocco and Ukraine at the Stade de Geneve stadium in Geneva on May 31, 2018. (Photo by Fabrice...

"He leaves when a top club comes. He is in focus because of his achievements in the Champions League,” the former Arsenal and Barcelona winger has admitted.

"Many big clubs are buzzing around him. We promised Hakim [that we would] agree to a good transfer."

Sport claims that Ajax want £43 million for Ziyech, who could potentially replace Philippe Coutinho or even Christian Eriksen on Merseyside or in North London.

Zakaria Labyad of Ajax, Hakim Ziyech of Ajax, Noussair Mazraoui of Ajax celebrates the championship with the trophy  during the Dutch KNVB Beker  match between Willem II v Ajax Dutch Toto...

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