Man United fans have urged the club to sign Hakim Ziyech who earlier in the week revealed that he’d be leaving the Eredivisie champs in the summer.
Club’s technical director and ex-Arsenal forward Marc Overmars confirmed the Moroccan’s departure amid reported ‘strong interest’ from United.
“He leaves when a top club comes. He (Ziyech) is in focus because of his achievements in the Champions League.” Overmars said
“Many big clubs are buzzing around him. We promised Hakim [that we would] agree to a good transfer.”
The 26-year-old has bagged 21 goals and 24 assists this season guiding his team to the UEFA Champions League semifinals on the top of the domestic league and cup double.
Ziyech could be available for as low as £25m due to a release clause in his contract tempting the biggest names in European football.
The news of his departure from Ajax has gone down well with United fans who have taken to Twitter to voice their opinions to the club.
Have a look as to what they had to say:
In no doubt what so ever
There is no reason why we shouldnt go all in for him
— RunkeGlenn (@RunkeGlenn) May 17, 2019
Ziyech has a £25m release clause? I’d fancy him ahead of young British prospects. #mufc
— ProjectMUST AFRICA (@ProjectMUST) May 17, 2019
Don’t let him slip
Hakim Ziyech available for just £25m. Wonder if he has the United DNA cos that's the most important attribute.
— TemilOluwa (@Temphiz) May 17, 2019
The need of the hour
Ziyech the type of player United needs but watch us sign David James Bond cause he’s British 🤦♂️
— Isi Miyake(#IM5) (@uisimiyake) May 17, 2019
Surge of Spark
Would love Ziyech at United
— Jamie (@JamieUtd) May 17, 2019
Perfect new addition
One interesting point to note from some of the reactions is that United fans have asked the club to oversee the fact that Ziyech is not English.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer previously suggested the fact that United were in the hunt for domestic talent, with the signing of young Swansea winger Daniel James all but confirmed.
Ziyech is a proven talent at the highest level for a few seasons now while James has been plying his trade in thhe lower divisions of English football with Swansea.
So, it remains to be seen who gets the final nod from the United hierarchy to solve the right wing conundrum in the team.