The 29-year-old Atlas Lion, Hakim Ziyech, has been in the transfer section since leaving Ajax. At each transfer window, he is announced to share Stamford Bridge, which he has been attending despite everything for three seasons.
Since signing his contract with Chelsea, Hakim Ziyech has been linked to AC Milan, FC Barcelona, Tottenham, Ajax, Manchester United and recently, Everton, AS Roma and Newcastle.
If Ruud Gulit sees Ziyech well at FC Barcelona and thinks that in the Spanish Liga he would become himself again, his compatriot Rafael van der Vaart believes that with Hakim, the Spurs of Tottenham would have more chances to win the championship of England .
According to the latest information circulating, AC Milan, long interested in Hakim Ziyech, would have definitively closed its file to open that of Christian Pulisic. The Atlas Lion was also tipped to return to Ajax but his current salary is a big brake, even for José Mourinho’s AS Roma.
Asked about his desire to recruit the Moroccan international, the Portuguese technician from Roma assured that his club prefers to keep his striker Nicolo Zaniolo. “I’ve seen the media talk about Gerard Delofeu and Hakim Ziyech, honestly we don’t think about these players right now, we’re thinking about keeping Zaniolo in our squad.”
Everton, penultimate in the Premier League, confirmed on Monday evening that they had parted ways with their coach, Frank Lampard. The latter would have considered calling on the services of Hakim Ziyech to help him save the Toffees from relegation.
The confused situation of the club and the departure of Lampard definitively condemn this destination. It is very hard to see the Moroccan international joining a club that is fighting to maintain it.
Ziyech, from Lion to Magpie?
Finally, today, the most serious and no less promising track for Hakim Ziyech is the one that leads him to the Magpies. Newcastle United, 3rd in the provisional PL table, are the club to watch this month in the race to sign the 29-year-old Atlas Lion.
Indeed, Newcastle are looking for another striker, experienced if possible. And the Magpies would have started discussions with the entourage of Hakim Ziyech, a real pedigree with 39 Champions League appearances to his credit.
Unlike Potter or Tuchel, Eddie Howe, Newcastle manager, has already proven this season that he is capable of extracting the best from his attackers. For him, Ziyech, who has 260 goals to his name throughout his career, could offer him the experience of big events that his young team still lacks.
With Jacob Murphy and Allan Saint-Maximin as options in Howe’s preferred 4-3-3 formation as well as Almiron, Ziyech could walk into St. James’ Park with the guarantee of consistent playing time he lacks at Chelsea. .
Hakim stays at Chelsea?
Faced with several withdrawals and the lack of adaptation of his new recruits, Chelsea manager Graham Potter recently expressed his wish to keep his Atlas Lion, Hakim Ziyech.
The Chelsea manager has spoken about the Moroccan international’s future with the club after reports linked him with a move to Newcastle United who are playing for a Champions League spot.
Speaking about the rumours, Potter said: “We know his qualities and we love him as a player. At Chelsea there are always good players who are not in the starting XI. I’m delighted he’s getting playing time and delighted with his career (in Qatar). I stayed in contact with him throughout the World Cup.”