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These Spurs Fans Gutted To See “Perfect Eriksen Replacement” Heading Elsewhere
By Joe Fish -

Chelsea could agree the signing of Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech in the next few days, according to Dutch outlet De Telegraaf.

The Moroccan playmaker had been tipped as a potential replacement for Christian Eriksen, with former Spurs and Ajax player Rafael van der Vaart even personally recommending him to Daniel Levy.

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There was some hope that Spurs would move for the 26-year-old in the summer, now that Eriksen has left for Inter Milan, but De Telegraaf understand that Chelsea are closing in on a £38m deal.

These Spurs fans on Twitter are doubly disappointed to be missing out on Ziyech – “the perfect Eriksen replacement” – to a direct rival.

Ziyech has 21 assists in 29 matches for Ajax this season, so seems more suited to fill the creative void that Eriksen has left behind than January signing Steven Bergwijn, who is more in the speedy winger category.

Bergwijn is far more suited to Jose Mourinho’s style than Ziyech, who may have been an ideal Eriksen successor, but only under the previous regime.

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