Report: Everton and West Ham monitoring African star with 15 assists this season

By Will Butcher

Ajax assist machine Hakim Ziyech has been in wonderful form this season, catching the eye of Everton and West Ham.

Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech has been in sensational form for the Dutch giants this season and Italian outlet CalcioMercato claim Premier League sides Everton and West Ham United are interested in a summer move.

The 25-year-old has dazzled Eredivisie defences this term, scoring eight goals from attacking midfield but more impressively, the Morocco international has created another 15 strikes for his side in 36 league and cup appearances.

Ziyech even impressed in the early stages of the 2017-18 Champions League qualification rounds, creating one of Ajax’s three goals in their two-legged tie against Nice. However, Ajax were knocked out on away goals.

But that has not stopped the former FC Twente star, who has continued to shine in red and white as Ajax currently sit in second in the Eredivisie table – 10 points behind leaders PSV Eindhoven.

With the number 10’s career turning into somewhat of a standstill but obviously capable of better, West Ham and Everton are both looking to lure the African star to the Premier League. But they face competition from Spain.

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