Everton move ‘would be crazy’ for Hakim Ziyech, says agent

Arsenal and Liverpool are better clubs for Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech but a move to Everton would be ‘crazy’, according to the player’s representative Rene van der Gijp.

The Morrocco international had indicated his readiness to leave the Amsterdam Arena outfit in the summer but could not secure a move.

Italian Serie A club AS Roma came close to signing the 25-year-old but failed to finalise a deal after holding talks to sign him.

Despite the disappointment, the prolific playmaker has been in top form for Erik ten Hag’s side with four goals and three assists in the Dutch Eredivisie this season.

And his agent still believes that ‘better clubs’ will show interest in the player.

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“I hope that there will be a better club than Roma – an Arsenal or Liverpool,” Van der Gijp was quoted as saying by Voetbal Primeur.

“That would be crazy for that boy, he should not go to Everton.”

Ziyech has teamed up with Morocco as they prepare to continue their quest for qualification to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a double-header fixture against Comoros on October 13 and 16. 

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