Dutch club AFC Ajax has had a sensational season so far, thanks to some key players who have impressed for them.
Some of them have also been linked to top European clubs since, with the likes of Frenkie de Jong already making sure that his next destination is La Liga giants Barcelona, starting next season.
Matthijs de Ligt, Nicolas Tagliafico, Hakim Ziyech and so on are the others who have been touted for big-money moves. Ziyech in particular, have been targeted by Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, as per reports in Sport.de.
Both German clubs have apparently contacted the Moroccan star’s employers with their earliest bids, while the 26-year old himself remains open to more options.
Bayern Munich is said to have made a formal approach, while Dortmund have already placed their first offer on the table.
The news agency further adds that several Premier League clubs are also a part of the race to sign Ziyech, with Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton and Leicester City keenly following his development. In addition, AS Roma and Real Madrid are also reported to have their eyes on him.
Sport.de also reports that the star is worth €40million to Ajax, and that any club looking to secure his services should at least match the above-mentioned price, if not bid higher.
Ziyech was one of Ajax’s main stars as they humiliated Real Madrid in their most recent Champions League knockout game, also eliminating them in the process by winning 4-1. The side is currently all-set to face Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus in the upcoming UCL quarter-final fixtures.
FOX Sports Asia probability ratings: 3/5; As of now, we cannot rule out the possibility for a moce for Ziyech, as the star himself might be interested in playing for a top European club – provided someone comes calling for him. Such offers promise better wages and better playing conditions, so if Ajax is able to find a replacement option quickly, we may find Ziyech shifting base next summer.