Arsenal are reportedly firm favourites to secure the services of Ajax’s Moroccan playmaker Hakim Ziyech.
According to Talksport, the Gunners are set to beat league rivals Manchester United in the reported pursuit of Hakim Ziyech.
Arsenal are ready to sanction a £25m move for the midfielder, who is free to leave de Joden following an excellent campaign.
He is believed to be a big admirer of Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil and has revealed it would be a ‘dream’ to play for Arsenal one day.
That dream could soon become a reality as Unai Emery’s side are closing in on £25m capture this summer transfer window.
Unai Emery will be desperate to bolster the attack in the ongoing summer transfer market.
Although the club ended their 2018/19 EPL campaign as the league’s third most productive attacking side, they’re lacking the services of reliable variants in the creative department.
Hakim’s ability to carve out space for other Arsenal players will offer much more freedom for the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, both of who have been lethal in front of goal this campaign.
In addition, the player is always on the observation post for an opportunity to test the keeper, having averaged 5.3 shots on goal per match this campaign.
However, what makes Hakim such an appealing target for the Gunners is the mobility he provides in the final third.
Unlike Mesut, the 26-year-old star is capable of destabilising the opposition defences with his dynamism and pacy.
That means he will likely thrive under Unai’s tactical philosophy at the Emirates.
And for a sum of just £25 million, Hakim will be no less than a bargain for the Gunners as they plan to make a push for the Top 4 places next campaign.