The 26-year-old has beforehand admitted it could be a ‘dream’ to play for the Gunners
Arsenal are in pole place to beat Manchester United to the signing of Hakim Ziyech this summer season, with the winger set to depart Ajax for simply £25million.
The Morocco worldwide has beforehand insisted it’s his ‘dream’ to play for the Gunners and quotes Mesut Ozil as his hero.
Ziyech loved a unbelievable season in Amsterdam – serving to Erik ten Hag’s aspect carry the Eredivisie trophy and the KNVB Cup.
And, on a private degree, the 26-year-old claimed the membership’s Participant of the Yr award thanks largely to his 21 targets and 24 assists in 49 video games.
Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars just lately revealed Ziyech – who has a launch clause of £25million – is free to depart in the summertime.
The ex-Arsenal winger stated: “He leaves when a high membership comes. He’s in focus due to his achievements within the Champions League.
“Many huge golf equipment are buzzing round him. We promised Hakim [that we would] conform to a very good switch.”
And it seems as if a transfer to north London may properly be on the playing cards, particularly if his feedback from 2017 are something to go by.
When requested by former team-mate Justin Kluivert who would he wish to play for, Ziyech informed Ajax TV: “Effectively, I’ve two golf equipment.
“They’re Arsenal and Barcelona. That’s my final dream.”
And speaking on whether he has a footballing idol, he said: “Yes, I actually do have one. [Mesut] Ozil.”
Signing Ziyech could be seen as a shrewd piece of business considering alternative target Wilfried Zaha could cost an extortionate sum.
The Gunners would reportedly consider a £40million bid for the Ivory Coast international, but current club Crystal Palace are holding out for £80million.