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Inter Milan on the prowl for Ajax striker

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Nerazzurri could be in battle for Ziyech this summer.

Willem II v Ajax - Dutch Toto KNVB Cup Final
Hakim Ziyech of Ajax battles for the ball with Renato Tapia of Willem II Tilburg during the Dutch Toto KNVB Cup Final between Willem II Tilburg and Ajax at De Kuip on May 05, 2019 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
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There are many potential attacking options for Inter Milan to look at this summer (and we’ll get to that tomorrow).

But, one being reported today is Ajax striker Hakim Ziyech.

However, it looks as if everyone wants to pillage the team on the verge of reaching the finals of the UEFA Champions League.

Tottenham Hotspur v Ajax - UEFA Champions League Semi Final: First Leg
Hakim Ziyech of Ajax battles with Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Ajax at at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 30, 2019 in London, England.
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Ziyech has been on fire this season, picking up 20 goals and 22 assists in 46 appearances for the Dutch side, but that has also drawn attention from other clubs who would be interested in his services.

According to Calciomercato, Bayern Munich and Tottenham Hotspur, in addition to Inter Milan, have shown an interest in the 26-year-old.

Ziyech is a versatile front-line player who can work in the midfield as well as in a wing or striking position, making him a potentially strong addition to the Nerazzurri.

The biggest issue for Inter would be the price. His market value is estimated at around €35 million, which really isn’t bad, but I wouldn’t expect Ajax to accept that to sign him.

The Moroccan international has been in The Netherlands his entire career. He stared at Dromten before being transferred to Heereveen as a youth.

In 2014 he was transferred to FC Twente for €3.5 million. Then, in 2016, Ajax collected him for €11 million.

Last season, Ziyech had nine goals and 17 assists in 39 appearances. Aside from this season, his best season was in 2015-2016 where he had 17 goals and 12 assists in 34 matches for FC Twente.

His value is certainly there. Along with his versatility, Ziyech as a keen ability to pick out scoring opportunities for, not just himself, but for teammates.


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