Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech is on Tottenham Hotspur’s four-man shortlist to replace Christian Eriksen, according to 90min.com.
Eriksen is out of contract at the end of the season and is expected to leave after seven years with the club. The Dane had been one of the Premier League’s standout creative midfielders for much of his spell at Spurs, but his form has dipped drastically amidst the speculation over his future.
Former Spurs midfielder Rafael van der Vaart revealed to Dutch newspaper Voetbal Primeur last month that he had encouraged chairman Daniel Levy to sign Ziyech next season to fill the void left by Eriksen’s departures.
Ziyech has six goals and 15 assists in 21 appearances for Ajax this season and was one of the stars of last season’s Champions League semi-final.
It seems that Spurs are heeding Van der Vaart’s advice as 90min.com understands that he is high on Tottenham’s list of targets and we are exploring how much it would cost to sign the Morocco international.
90min.com adds that Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes, Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini and Brais Mendez of Celta Vigo are also being considered.
Fernandes or Ziyech for me please, Daniel. I’ve seen more of Ziyech, and liked what I saw, but the Portuguese’s goal record is mighty impressive.