‘Loving him’: Ian Wright has been seriously impressed with £8.5m attacker Tottenham want to sign
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‘Loving him’: Ian Wright has been seriously impressed with £8.5m attacker Tottenham want to sign

Ian Wright has been speaking on his podcast about the World Cup, as the competition reaches its conclusion.

England were eliminated at the weekend, with Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane’s missed penalty the biggest talking point of the match.

Kane had a brilliant World Cup, but couldn’t score a second spot-kick past teammate Hugo Lloris.

Only four teams remain, and Lloris, Ivan Perisic and Cristian Romero are Spurs’ only players still standing.

However, Tottenham also have their eyes on a number of transfer targets who have also been playing in Qatar.

One of those players is Hakim Ziyech, who has had a brilliant World Cup.

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Morocco have already made history by becoming the first African side to reach a World Cup semi-final.

Ziyech has been instrumental to their success, starting every match, and contributing a goal and assist.

The Moroccans have been fantastic defensively, and only conceded once all tournament.

A particularly impressive aspect of ZIyech’s play has been his work-rate off the ball.

Chelsea fans may struggle to even recognise the way Ziyech is playing at the World Cup right now.

Wright seriously impressed with Ziyech at the World Cup

Speaking about the winger, Wright said: “I’m loving Ziyech, loving him. I love the way he’s playing, he’s playing with a different energy when he’s playing for his country.

“I watch him at Chelsea, and I’m not being negative, this man needs it when he’s playing for Morocco.

“You remember he had all those problems with the coach before, and he wouldn’t play. Then the coach has gone, they’ve got their guy in, and look at where they are.”

Tottenham were linked with Ziyech this summer, and the Daily Mail suggested he would available for £8.5m.

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Spurs were close to agreeing personal terms with the 29-year-old in the summer, but the move never materialised.

Journalist Fabrizio Romano believes that Ziyech is looking for a new challenge, either in January or next summer.

He’s even willing to take a pay cut to leave Chelsea, and this could certainly entice Spurs to go back in for him.

Ziyech’s focus right now will be on Morocco’s next game at the World Cup.

They’re potentially just 180 minutes away from creating history, and causing one of the biggest upsets in football history.

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