Erik ten Hag needs reinforcements so that Manchester United join the fight for promotion to the Champions League. For this purpose, his good friend from Ajax Amsterdam, Hakim Ziyech, was on the radar – informs “Manchester Evening News”.
Manchester United have not brought in a player in four weeks. It would probably not be surprising, if not for the fact that the team from Old Trafford can see with the naked eye staff shortages.
We are talking mainly about the position of the center forward, but also about the midfield, or other, less pressing problems. As if that was not enough, the “Red Devils” started the game with a false start, because at the beginning they lost to Brighton by 1-2.
So Erik ten Hag has his hands full, because he has to not only get the team together quickly, but also find a few more solid reinforcements and, most importantly, stay within the budget.
It is possible that the Dutchman will reach for one of his old friends, because according to the findings of the Manchester Evening News, the manager’s attention was drawn to Hakim Ziyech.
The Moroccan has a contract with Chelsea until June 30, 2025, but in the eyes of Thomas Tuchel, he is not the first choice. This means that he can look for other options for himself, and Manchester United is one of them.
At Old Trafford, they do not want to repeat the mistakes of the last days, when they joined the fight for Timo Werner too late, so talks should start soon. Earlier, the desire to acquire Ziyech was also declared by, among others, AC Milan.
The attacking midfielder and the Dutch coach worked together in Ajax in 2017-2020. Later, the 29-year-old moved to Chelsea.
He played a total of 44 matches for this team last season, and his achievements are eight goals and six assists.