Ajax Confirm Hakim Ziyech Will Leave The Club
Ajax have confirmed that Hakim Ziyech is to leave the club for a new challenge this summer.
The Morocco international had just completed a wonderful season for Ajax, scoring 21 goals and chipping in with 24 assists for Erik ten Hag's side in all competitions as they completed a domestic double and reached the Champions League semi-finals.
His stunning performances has prompted interest from the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Bayern Munich - with the latter already believed to reached out to the 26-year old's representatives.
Marc Overmars has confirmed that Hakim Ziyech will leave the club this summer transfer window. He is thought to have a release clause of just £25million.- LTArsenal:tm: (@ltarsenal) May 17, 2019
An absolute bargain for a player of this calibre.
And Ajax director of football Marc Overmars has confirmed that Ziyech will be allowed to leave the club this summer.
"He leaves when a top club comes," Overmars said.
"He is in focus because of his achievements in the Champions League. Many big clubs are buzzing around him. We promised Hakim [that we would] agree to a good transfer."
It has been reported, namely by The Mirror, that the former FC Twente man has a release clause of £25 million - which would prove incredible value for any top European outfit.
Signed for just €11 million euros in 2016, Ziyech has gone on to contribute to over 100 goals in his time at Ajax, winning the club's Player of the Year award in consecutive years.
Hakim Ziyech must be one of @AFCAjax_EN's greatest ever signings. The Moroccon:flag_ma: winger has contributed to 101 goals in 130 games since joining and was named Ajax Player of the Season in back-to-back campaigns.- David Kappel (@kappilinho) May 17, 2019
He was signed for just €11 million.
Money is not everything! pic.twitter.com/ntG56CGEh1
Hakim Ziyech - Ajax's player of the season. Speaks volumes given their season and de Ligt & Frenkie de Jong in the team. Creates out of thin air, incredible IQ and is very tough to handle bc of his technique + unpredictability. Unconfirmed €25m release clause, would be robbery.- Maxi (@MaaxiAngelo) May 17, 2019
Not only is Ziyech aesthetically pleasing to watch, he's also incredibly productive and would be a major coup for any top European team.