Liverpool

He’s only rated at £22.5m but World Cup midfielder is the Coutinho replacement Liverpool need

Although they reached the Champions League Final and finished the season well, Liverpool haven’t quite found anyone to fill the creative exploits and talents of Phillipe Coutinho. With the World Cup on, it’s a perfect time to scout out some of the best talents in World Football and it seems Jurgen Klopp may just have a found a player that will excite the Liverpool fans in the Tavern. 

After signing Ajax prodigy, it has been reported by Calciomercato (h/t Football Italia) that the Italian club are stalling on a deal for Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech.

The Morocco international has been one of the best players in the Eredivisie over the last few seasons and is set to leave Ajax after two seasons at the capital.

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During his time at Ajax and previously FC Twente, Ziyech has become one of the best creative players in the league and last season scored nine goals to go along with 17 assists last season according to Transfer Markt, where he has a rating of £22.5m.

The 25-year-old had been set to join Roma but the Italian club have put negotiations on hold while they finalise a move for PSG midfielder Javier Pastore. The delay in negotiations could give Liverpool a chance at possibly stealing Ziyech, especially with the Nabil Fekir signing seeming doubtful.

Although not as heralded as Fekir, Ziyech would be a much better signing for the club.

The Moroccan would be cheaper, he fits Klopp’s system more so than Fekir and it saves Liverpool from having to negotiate with the infamous  Jean-Michel Aulas.

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