Aston Villa boss Emery is assessing Chelsea star Ziyech
In addition, it has been stated that the £33.3 million (Sky Sports) man is generating interest from the Spanish manager due to his ability to operate in multiple positions in the frontline.
This season, Hakim Ziyech has been constantly linked with a move away from Chelsea, with the likes of AC Milan, Newcastle and Barcelona reportedly interested, and now it seems Aston Villa and Unai Emery have also joined the list of suitors.
After all, the Telegraph reported as recently as on Tuesday that the Newcastle recruitment staff are keen on bringing in the Moroccan on loan.
Despite the ex-Villareal manager targeting versatile players that are capable of fulfilling a number of roles up top, he still desires the addition of a winger as well as a striker.
Hakim Ziyech, labeled as a ‘super player’ by Glen Johnson (via GG Recon) has started a mere 4 Premier League games for Chelsea this season, which could convince Unai Emery into thinking that he could very well persuade the out-of-favour wideman to Aston Villa.
In our view: The transfer makes zero sense for Villa
Similar to the Philippe Coutinho addition, signing big names past their best who are likely to take home significant pay packets is merely a waste of time and resources.
Unless a winger is technically gifted to the extent of Riyad Mahrez, a sheer lack of athleticism is likely to cost them, especially in this day and age in England, which is what has gone wrong for Ziyech.
Considering Hakim Ziyech is 29 years of age as well and it remains questionable whether there is any significant upside left to his game anymore, Unai Emery and Aston Villa should look elsewhere to sign a winger.