Tottenham Hotspur seriously cannot afford to go through another transfer window without spending a penny and not signing a new player. Admittedly, things have gone rather well for the majority of the campaign, however, it is all too blindingly obvious that additions need to be made if Mauricio Pochettino’s side are to go the full distance and remain competitive across the whole season.
There are a number of futures in doubt at Spurs as well at the moment, with several of their players potentially heading for the exit, which makes it the perfect time for the club to make some rather expensive, but quality and possibly necessary, additions.
One of those men currently at the club with doubts over his future is Christian Eriksen. The Denmark international has continued to stall over signing a new contract, whilst there have been reports in the past that he will not commit to a new deal.
If those rumours are true, Spurs may have to consider selling him in the summer rather than risk losing him for nothing, and that is where Hakim Ziyech comes into the equation.
The Ajax attacker is thought to have been on Tottenham’s radar for a long time and it is not difficult to see why when you take into account how well he has been performing this season.
The 26-year-old already has 18 goals and 16 assists to his name so far and has emerged as one of the best playmakers within European football currently, something he appeared to back up during the Champions League matches against Real Madrid recently.
He also received the highest of praise from Ajax’s assistant coach Alfred Schreuder as he stated that he has an ‘incredible’ anticipatory ability (as per EFL Votebal Magazine, via Club Call). He couldn’t be more accurate as he’s always a step ahead of the opposition, both with and without the ball at his feet.
The Morocco international has the ability to pick out his team-mate with defence-splitting passes and can also take it upon himself to find the back of the net on a regular basis, something that the likes of Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and Dele Alli have had to try and do far too often.
Ziyech is also incredibly dangerous from set pieces and long range as he is not scared to try and work the opposition’s goalkeeper from distance. His technique and all-around play make him a really attractive option and one that would seriously turn Tottenham into a title-winning side.
He should not have too many problems adapting to life in the Premier League, as he has proven he can go up against some of the best players in Europe and out-perform them on the biggest stage as well.
Yes, Daniel Levy is going to have to dig deep in his pocket to land Ziyech, but if he continues to perform as well as he has been for Ajax, that transfer fee may just turn out to be a drop in the ocean in the future.
Of course, Eriksen has developed into a hero in North London over the years but it’s very rare you find a player who can produce as many goals and assists as Ziyech has this season, so he looks to be the real deal.
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