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Aston Villa: Hakim Ziyech backed for Villa Park move

Aston Villa: Hakim Ziyech backed for Villa Park move - Aston Villa News

Aston Villa could be the front-runners to snap up Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech, according to talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook.

The Lowdown: Ziyech linked with Villa

Unai Emery will likely be eager to add to his squad before the January transfer window closes on Tuesday, with an extra attacker arguably required.

Ziyech is one player who has been tipped for a move to Villa Park, having struggled to feature regularly for Chelsea this season, making only four starts in the Premier League.

Villa face competition for the Moroccan’s signature from the likes of Everton and Newcastle, but a fresh claim suggests that they are in a strong position.

The Latest: Villa backed to land Ziyech

Speaking to GiveMeSport, Crook said that Villa could end up snapping up Ziyech, looking like a more appealing proposition to some other clubs.

The talkSPORT presenter stated:

“I could see Villa actually out of all those clubs, I don’t think he’d particularly want to join Everton, nobody really wants to join.”

The Verdict: Brilliant wide option

At 29, Ziyech may not necessarily be a long-term option, but he is someone who could inject some attacking magic into Villa’s team, possessing a wand of a left foot.

The Chelsea attacker has scored 19 goals in 50 caps for Morocco, coming at an average of one every 2.6 games, while he also has 14 goals and 11 assists to his name for the Blues.

He would likely be an upgrade on Leon Bailey, whose record for Villa stands at just six goals and four assists, while Ziyech has also been described as ‘incredible‘ by Morocco boss Walid Regragui and featured abundantly in the Champions League, winning the trophy two years ago.

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