After another brilliant season in the Dutch top-flight, Moroccan international Hakim Ziyech is once again being linked with a move to the Premier League. Calcio Mercato reported that Everton and West Ham United are keen on the player. But one former Ajax star and Moroccan international believes he should be aiming higher.
Nourdin Boukhari, now a coach at Sparta Rotterdam, told Voetbal Zone this week that he feels Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur should be looking at his countryman. He even compared him to Christian Eriksen when suggesting why both teams should be taking a look.
Which is interesting, because back in 2013 it was both Liverpool and Spurs who were in the hunt for the Danish star.
In March of 2013, it looked as though Eriksen would become a Liverpool player that summer. As reported by the Daily Mail at the time, the Dutch club were ready to sell to the Reds and it seemed this was a cut and dry deal.
Then Tottenham swooped in, signing the player for a fee reported by the Telegraph to be in the region of £11 million.
It was a bitter blow to Liverpool and one they would not want to happen again. Currently, there are no reports of Spurs interest in Ziyech. But Liverpool were said to be keen last summer, as reported by talkSPORT.
Whilst it may not be Tottenham this time, Liverpool could end up losing out on a top Ajax talent again if they do not make a firm move this summer.
Eriksen has since gone on to become one of the Premier League’s finest players and was named in the PFA Team of the Year earlier today.
Ziyech has all the attributes to follow in those footsteps. Liverpool should want him to do so at Anfield.