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Leeds: Paul Robinson reacts to Hakim Ziyech links

Leeds: Paul Robinson reacts to Hakim Ziyech links -Leeds United News

Former Leeds United goalkeeper Paul Robinson has been reacting to the club’s reported interest in Chelsea attacker Hakim Ziyech.

The Lowdown: Ziyech links

The Whites are on the hunt for attacking reinforcements ahead of the new season and look set to lose star man Raphinha. Fabrizio Romano revealed earlier in the week that Leeds and Chelsea have agreed on a fee for the Brazilian worth around £60m-£65m.

Journalist Ben Jacobs stated prior to that agreement that the Whites were keen to bring Ziyech to Yorkshire in a potential swap deal after talking to ‘Leeds sources’. The 29-year-old, who was hailed “magical” by Blues influencer Frank Khalid, is primarily an attacking midfielder but can also play as a right-winger.

The Latest: Robinson’s comments

Robinson, who contributes for Sky Sports, was talking to MOT Leeds News regarding the links to Ziyech.

He was shocked at the rumour and said there is ‘no way’ the Moroccan would swap Stamford Bridge for Elland Road.

“I can’t see that. Who’s dreamt that one up?

“There’s no way that Ziyech is coming to Leeds.

“I don’t think he’d fit into the system, I don’t think he’d fit into the ethos of what Jesse Marsch wants to do.

“He’s a top-quality player but he’s a luxury player.

“He’s not the type of player I’d want in my dressing room if we’re fighting relegation.

“And I strongly suspect with his CV and the level he’s playing at, he’s not going to want a relegation fight on his hands next season.”

The Verdict: Agree

We feel Robinson has got this one spot on. Ziyech made a £36m move to Chelsea from Ajax back in 2020 and has made 83 appearances for the Blues, contributing to 24 goals.

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He has played in either the Champions League or Europa League throughout the majority of his career, so you’d expect he wouldn’t want to sacrifice that luxury at this stage of his career by signing for a Leeds side who just avoided relegation last season.

Leeds do need attacking reinforcements, though, but using funds from Raphinha’s potential exit and shopping abroad for a player like Charles de Ketelaere could be a wiser move in the long run.

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