Arsenal and Tottenham target told he can leave this January

Arsenal can sign long term target Hakim Ziyech of Ajax this month if they want to.

Ajax ace Hakim Ziyech has been told he can leave the Dutch giants this month, according to a report from Italian media outlet CalcioMercato.

The 26-year-old burst onto the scene last season with his goal-scoring in the Champions League against the likes of Juventus and Tottenham. Ever since then he has been linked with a move to the Emirates.

To some degree the rumours did die down once Nicholas Pepe was signed but following the news that he can leave the Dutch Champions those rumours have been reignited.

The Moroccan international is apparently valued a cool £43 Million which is not an extortionate amount when you consider his age and the level he has been playing at.

Whether Arsenal will make a move this month is questionable. Forwards are not a priority right now and you have to think that if Mikel Arteta is given a decent budget that he will spend that on defenders.

That said, a player like Ziych does not come along that often at a reasonable price and it may be a case of Arsenal signing him now to avoid missing out.

There is also the Tottenham factor, the same report also claims they are interested in the winger. They do have the money and are looking to strengthen upfront, especially with Christian Eriksen unsettled and Harry Kane injured.

The last thing anyone at Arsenal would want to see is a player within their grasp sign for that lot instead.

11 Comments

  1. gotanidea says:

    I think Ziyech is more of a no 10 than a winger

    If Arteta plans to keep using no 10 next season, he could get Ziyech. Otherwise we have more pressing needs in other departments

    1. Sylva Olabanji says:

      I really think Arsenal should get Ziyech he is a quality player and better than Ceballos. Ozil is aging Ziyech is young. Getting Ziyech would enable the coach to be dynamic in his playing style when necessary.

  2. Innit says:

    Yes. We need a better No 10 than Ozil or Mkhitaryan

    Ziyech would definitely improve us
    He’s 26 which is not too old
    He’s a quality player

    We could have the best attack in the PL with Ziyech, Pepe, Aubameyang,Lacazette

  3. mr conner r peden says:

    I think his a perfect price, we should snap him up incase we lose auba and laca, what we would then have is him and martinelli up top and a replacement 4 ozil when injured or leaves,

  4. Musa Median says:

    Hakim can be good but he is not our priority maybe in the coming transfer

  5. Sue says:

    OT.. Come on Everton!!

    1. Rory johnson says:

      Everton not doing themselves any favours here!! Missed a couple of sitters 🤬🤬

      1. Sue says:

        It’s been frustrating, Rory. Kind of reminds me of that horrible night back in October in the carabao cup 😭

  6. Trevor Dearling says:

    Needs as needs must. Limited funds, very limited defence if we have 50ml, sign a top defender. If we sell, anyone incoming readies could be used to purchase another striker.

  7. Sabs says:

    This is just so funny. So we don’t sign him last summer when he was reportedly worth some 27m pounds but are in for him when he’s now worth 45m pounds?
    Does that make sense to anybody in here?

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍 Yet some appear to think Arsenal should buy a player just because Tottenham are interested, to do one over them. Not the reason to make transfers when Arsenal’s priorities should be elsewhere.

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