Leicester City have been linked with an audacious move to sign Hakim Ziyech from Ajax this summer.
According to a report from German news outlet Suddeutsche Zeitung, as cited by GGFN, the Foxes are among a host of clubs who have established an interest in luring the Moroccan playmaker away from Amsterdam.
Ziyech has been in superb form for Ajax this season. He has found the back of the net 15 times from 25 Eredivisie appearances, while also setting up his teammates to score on another 15 occasions.
Leicester could be on the lookout for more attacking talent this summer as they prepare for their first full season under the management of Brendan Rodgers.
However, if they are to sign Ziyech, they may need to cough up a significant fee, with Ajax reportedly demanding €35 million.
Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are keen on the player, while Premier League sides Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton also join Leicester in their admiration of the 26-year-old.
Why Ziyech could be the missing link in Leicester's attack
Leicester will have their sights set on a return to European competition next season, and Ziyech has the experience of playing in both the Champions League and the Europa League.
Ability to penetrate deep blocks
Teams are likely to sit back against Rodgers’s men next season, and the ability to penetrate teams who play with deep blocks will be essential. Ziyech is a specialist in breaking down these sides.
Ziyech would first and foremost boost Leicester’s wide options given his quality from the right-hand side, but he is also excellent in his more natural central attacking role.
Potential relationship with Vardy
Jamie Vardy thrives when playing ahead of creators who seek willing runners in behind defences, and Ziyech is superb at spotting his teammates’ movements in the final third.
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