It’s been a transfer window full of surprises, and Manchester United could be set to carry on this trend.
According to the football transfer rumours in British and French media, Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech is interesting Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag.
The Morocco international joined Chelsea from Ajax for a fee in the region of 40 million euros in July 2020. His contract expires in the summer of 2025.
The winger finished the 2021/22 season with a tally of 8 goals and 6 assists from 44 matches across all competitions.
His record for Morocco is also impressive. Ziyech has scored 17 goals in 40 matches for Morocco at senior level.
The Chelsea manager does not see him in his plans and would be open to letting him leave.
Erik ten Hag is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.
The former Ajax man will add more quality to United’s attack. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Erik ten Hag has expressed his interest in bringing Hakim Ziyech to Old Trafford. The new Manchester United boss wants to reunite with the Moroccan international, who played under him at Ajax. Nicknamed ‘The Wizard’ during his time at the Amsterdam club, Ziyech is understood to want out of Chelsea. However, while Ten Hag is keen for a deal to be made, it is understood that not everyone at United is as keen on the idea. AC Milan have been heavily linked with the 29-year-old this summer, but an official offer has yet to be tabled to Blues officials.”
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The Red Devils have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Morocco international.
Chelsea are preparing to sell their winger should they receive a massive offer for him.
Good signing for Manchester United?
If Manchester United and Ten Hag are seriously considering a winger, Ziyech could also prove to be a smart option.
The 29-year-old Morocco international could be a very good squad player for Erik ten Hag over the next few years. He is at the peak of his career right now and Ten Hag could bring out the best in him.
However, this rumor is exactly that: a rumor. Manchester United don’t need Hakim Ziyech. It will be interesting to see if there’s any truth to this rumor.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.