20-assist Moroccan star opens up on possible £50 million move to join Arsenal this summer
Hakim Ziyech has announced he could be inclined to remain at Ajax beyond the current season, with the likes of Arsenal linked with a possible transfer deal.
The Moroccan has scored 19 goals and added 20 assists in all competitions as Ajax have stormed to the top their domestic league and into the last four of the Champions League, and his performances have alerted a number of possible clubs to his potential.
Ajax know that they will be raided at the end of the season with the likes of Matthijs De Ligt, David Neres and Ziyach just three names linked with moves away from the club as the Dutch giants continue to showcase the quality they currently have at the club.
But Ziyach has opened up on a possible move to the premier League at the end of the season and admits that he will only trade Ajax for the right club, as he is a very picky person.
“Anything is possible,” the attacking midfielder Ziyech told Inside Ajax .
“I am always someone who is very picky and there must be a club that I want to trade in for Ajax. That doesn’t just happen.”
Ziyech, who joined Ajax in 2016 from FC Twente, is contracted through to the end of the 2020/2 season and it is believed that Ajax will not him leave for anything less than £50 million.
Ajax are having a tremendous season and the next Champions League tie against Tottenham should be an entertaining one for the neutrals. But they will have a massive problem during the summer transfer window as most of the clubs biggest players will surely be departing the club, even the right offer will tempt Ziyach into leaving.
The premier League has the money and quality to attract any player in world football, even someone as picky as Ziyech, and if he is able to show the kind of ability that he has been showing at Ajax this season, he could be a real asset for Arsenal.
There is a lot of interest in the young man and it will be interesting to see just where he ends up, especially if he does make that move to England.