van der Vaart urges Levy to sign Ziyech

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Former Spurs midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has contacted the club’s chairman Daniel Levy to urge him to sign Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech in next summer’s transfer window.

The 26-year-old scored a stunning curling strike in Ajax and Tottenham’s previous meeting in the Champions League semi-final second leg in May, as Spurs progressed to the final on away goals after the scores finished 3-3.

Ziyech was linked with a move to Tottenham during the summer and Van der Vaart, who scored 28 goals in 77 appearances for the club during a two-season spell at White Hart Lane, feels the Morocco international would be a welcome addition to Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.

“I hope Spurs takes him and we will see.”

Ziyech scored in Ajax’s 4-0 victory over Feyenoord on Sunday and now has five goals in 10 appearances in the Eredivisie, as well as three appearances and one goal in the Champions League at the beginning of the campaign.

He excelled in Europe last term and scored a goal in each leg during Ajax’s shock 5-3 aggregate win over Real Madrid in the last 16.

(Sky Sports)

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