Hakim Ziyech starts the season well. The international has contributed to the victory against FC Emmen (5-0), in a match for the second day of Eredivisie. Indeed, the Ajax midfielder scored the second goal of Ajax in the 47th minute of play. The Ajaccides occupy the 3rd position of the Dutch championship standings.
Recall that Ziyech was coveted by major European clubs. Liverpool, Arsenal, Dortmund, Rome and even Bayern had shown interest in the star of Ajax.
The Moroccan international has finally extended his contract with Ajax Amsterdam until 2022.
“Good evening Ajaccides. I’m happy because I just extended my contract until 2022,” he said. “Last season was unforgettable. I want to improve my performances and relive strong moments with Ajax. That’s why I stay,” Ziyech added on Instagram.
With this announcement, Ajax is keeping a key element of last season in its ranks, waiting to strengthen. The departure of Frenkie de Jong had been active for a long time. De Ligt is at Juventus. Schöne in Genoa and Donny Van de Beek is not yet fixed on his fate. Losing too much of the backbone that brought Ajax to the Champions League semi-finals would have been too risky.
Hakim Ziyech is the author of a very good season with Ajax, but he did not impress during the AfCON 2019 with Morocco. He will have to confirm in club and selection to hope to join another big European club.