Hakim Ziyech, a playmaker for Chelsea who is 29 years old, has been linked with a January move to Manchester United and AC Milan
The emergence of Hakim Ziyech as a target for Manchester United has been reported by Sport Witness through Calcio Mercato. The 29-year-old playmaker might be a good addition to the Premier League powerhouses in the next January transfer window. However, AC Milan of Italy has shown the most interest in the Moroccan.
Hakim Ziyech may have rekindled interest from clubs after a few strong displays for Morocco at the FIFA World Cup. The 29-year-old pivot turned in a brilliant performance that led his team to a victory against Belgium and maintained alive their chances of advancing to the knockout stages.
There are many rumours that Ziyech will be leaving Chelsea soon. This casts his future with the club into serious question. The 29-year-old playmaker couldn’t wait for the January window to arrive so he can start getting regular playing time somewhere.
Ziyech has apparently drawn the attention of Manchester United. Reports indicate that the Red Devils are exploring potential offensive upgrades. Erik ten Hag played with the Chelsea star who wants out of the club back when both were at Ajax. That’s why he’s being mentioned in the press as a potential victim.
Manchester United are getting very close to acquiring Cody Gakpo, who is still their priority target at the moment. Although the Red Devils seem to have a solid offensive system, Ziyech might become a player of interest if the price is right.
Whatever the situation may be, they supposedly aren’t serious about the 29-year-old facilitator. For the last several months, AC Milan has been hot on Ziyech’s trail. During the summer, they attempted to negotiate a deal for him with Chelsea but ultimately failed.
The club from San Siro is back in the race for his services come January, and they are willing to take him on loan if that is the best option. To sign him permanently, Milan is prepared to spend roughly €15 million (not including loan costs).
Ziyech may find more consolation in the ties to Milan than Manchester United, despite his desire to depart. It’s possible that his position at Old Trafford won’t change much from what it is now at Chelsea. Consequently, it makes sense for the playmaker to leave for a different country, and after making an impact in Qatar, other teams may begin to consider signing him.