Ajax Director of Soccer Marc Overmars has said that Hakim Ziyech may very well be set to remain on the membership this summer season, regardless of latest hypothesis linking him with a transfer to Bayern.
Ziyech scored 19 objectives and assisted an extra 16 in all competitions for Ajax final season, because the Dutch facet surpassed all expectations and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League, narrowly dropping to Tottenham within the dying seconds of the second leg.
Their exceptional run included two-legged victories over European giants Actual Madrid and Juventus, with Ziyech taking part in a key function of their success. The Moroccan, in tandem with Dusan Tadic, was the principle supply of creativity and objectives, catching the attention of many neutrals.
Overmars, due to this fact, is confused why Ziyech is not extra extremely sought-after. Chatting with AD, he said: ”I’m a bit of stunned that issues are nonetheless so quiet round Hakim. I believe he has performed higher yearly and his statistics are exceptionally good. Many golf equipment are more and more taking a look at that.
”They give the impression of being extra on the numbers than at what he exhibits and what’s occurring round him. I believe Hakim is healthier than Mesut Özil. I might say: promote it and you’ll get Hakim for half. However they did not hearken to me. So it may simply be that he stays with Ajax.”
Overmars additionally touched on Matthijs de Ligt’s imminent switch to Juventus. The 19-year-old captained Ajax to a home double final season, and had been linked to each Manchester United and Barcelona closely earlier than a reported £60m payment was agreed with the Serie A champions.
Overmars defined: ”The top of Matthijs de Ligt’s switch is in sight. We’re awaiting financial institution ensures as a result of we’re very strict with this at Ajax. Hopefully, issues will progress, however I believe there might be no additional obstructions. They’re Italians.”