Arsenal Transfer News: Ajax superstar Hakim Ziyech desires to join Arsenal this summer as the player seeks a move to England this summer.
Hakim Ziyech had a phenomenal season with the Dutch Champions, thus making him a hot property in the market amidst the summer transfer window.
The Moroccan International amassed 19 goals and 16 assist in 43 appearances for Ajax across all competitions. Thus, arousing interests of several clubs.
However, according to a statement by Dutch football expert Marcel van der Kraan, Ziyech is interested to play for the North London club, as he wishes to start playing in the Premier league.
“I know that the player is keen on a club like Arsenal, who have always played good football,” he told Sky Sports‘ Transfer Window Podcast.
“Manchester City also under Pep Guardiola play a kind of Johan Cruyff-Ajax style of football, as do Barcelona. But not all of these clubs will line up for him.
On the other side, the 26-year-year old can be a viable target for Arsenal, as Unai Emery is planning to drop Mesut Ozil from the squad as his underwhelming exhibits have brought his spot at Arsenal under threat.
Therefore, it seems that Ziyech can bolster the Gunners’ squad ahead of next season, and with Aaron Ramsey’s departure, Arsenal are in an immediate need for an attacking midfielder.
Ziyech has a contract with the Dutch outfit till 2021. However, Ajax would be ready to sell him around €40 million. The price tag seems reasonable for the player, especially in this inflated market.
How twitter reacted
Marcel Van Der Kraan (Dutch football expert) on Hakim Ziyech: “I know that the player is keen on a club like Arsenal, who have always played good football. I think that if Arsenal did not have Mesut Özil, they would have been the perfect club for him.” [Sky] #afc pic.twitter.com/uEhlMUus6i
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) June 13, 2019
I will stop watching Arsenal matches if Hakim Ziyech doesn't wear the Arsenal shirt next season,hw much is carassco,hw much is Ziyech
— Wisdom Ikpe (@WisdomIkpe1) June 7, 2019
Who cares, Announce Ziyech
— DenniSuarez Just On Loan (@DennisuarezL) June 10, 2019
I feel Ajax will ask around €40 million for Ziyech, and I agree with the journalist that he’d be open to joining Arsenal. He doesn’t seem to attract much interest from the European elite clubs, so he’ll have to focus on the category just below that.
— AjaxTimes (@ajaxtimes) June 13, 2019
Ziyech is practically begging Arsenal to sign him but we probably won't useless Ozil leaves which is a shame. https://t.co/RnFPemfPVI
— The Bottom Corner (@TheBottomCorner) June 13, 2019
Please no, Ziyech feeding Lacazette and Auba would be illegal
— LFC Torres (@WC_LFC_Torres) June 13, 2019
Arsenal finished their season on a disappointing note, after losing to Chelsea in the Europa league finale. The club now look forward to a better campaign next season, and would play Boreham Wood in a friendly next month, once the player returns.