Everton could be presented with a renewed chance to acquire the services of Hakim Ziyech following the collapse of his proposed transfer to Saudi Arabia.
Back in February 2020, Ajax and Chelsea struck a deal for the transfer of Ziyech, valuing him at €40 million with a potential increase to €44 million based on various factors. The winger subsequently inked a five-year contract with Chelsea. Currently, his market value stands at 16 million euros, according to Transfermarkt.com.
Ziyech’s time at Chelsea has been characterized by inconsistency, leading to speculation surrounding his future at Stamford Bridge. The Moroccan international has made 64 appearances for the club, finding the back of the net on six occasions.
Unfortunately, Ziyech’s anticipated move to Al Nassr fell through, reportedly due to contractual disagreements concerning a three-year deal with the Saudi Pro League champions.
Goodisonnews suggests that Everton could capitalize on the situation and rekindle their previous interest in the player. The Toffees had expressed their desire to sign Ziyech during the January transfer window, although a deal failed to materialize at that time.
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Bringing Ziyech into the fold would undoubtedly strengthen Everton’s attacking options. Known for his technical prowess and creativity, the Moroccan international could inject a much-needed spark into the Toffees’ final third.
The decision on whether Everton will seize this opportunity and pursue Ziyech once again remains to be seen. However, their previous interest in the player underscores their confidence in his abilities. A successful move would provide Ziyech with a fresh start in the Premier League.
As the transfer window progresses, football enthusiasts eagerly anticipate updates on this potential transfer. Everton supporters, in particular, will be hopeful that their club can secure Hakim Ziyech’s signature, adding strength to their squad ahead of the upcoming season.
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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.