Date: 18th May 2019 at 12:20pm
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OPINION

If there was one player whom the Liverpool supporters would realistically love their club to sign, it’s Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech.

The Moroccan international has emerged as a phenomenal talent with the Dutch side, helping them to a domestic double this season and a run to the Champions League semi final.

The Daily Mirror reported in April that the Reds are one of four Premier League teams in the hunt for the 26-year-old, and the latest development with him will have the Liverpool supporters licking their lips.

Ajax’s sporting director Marc Overmars admitted recently that the winger’s departure is inevitable: “He leaves when a top club comes,” he said, as per the Liverpool Echo. “We promised Hakim [that we would] agree to a good transfer.”

That sounds very good from a Liverpool perspective, doesn’t it? The Dutch giants know the score. They’re not a massive European power, meaning that they will have to sell their best players once big teams come in for them. Liverpool very much fit Overmars’ criteria of a top club.

It’s been clear this season that the Reds need more goals from midfield, with James Milner their top scorer from the middle of the pitch this season with seven.

Ziyech, on the other hand, bagged 21 in all competitions this term. He’s primarily a winger, of course, but it’s easy to see him slotting into midfield as the number 10 playing behind the Liverpool attackers. What a mouthwatering prospect that is.

Either way, he is a potential signing who would instantly elevate Jurgen Klopp’s team and, luckily for the German, it appears Ajax are consigned to his departure.