The Red Devils look set to battle it out with Erik ten Hag’s former club Ajax in a bid to sign the 29-year-old this summer.
What’s the latest on Ziyech?
According to journalist Nabil Djellit, Ziyech, who has been hailed as “world-class” by teammate Mason Mount, remains a priority for ten Hag, with the Manchester United board ready to make a move for the Chelsea winger if the west London club are willing to part with the player for a reasonable price.
However, Samuel Luckhurst of the Manchester Evening News reports that ten Hag’s sees Ziyech as an alternative to the club’s current target in Ajax winger Antony, but this is being met with some resistance by the board at Old Trafford.
The same report goes on to suggest that the club have largely backed the Dutchman’s transfer targets so far this summer, but a deal for the 5 foot 11 winger seems to be an exception.
However, Jones believes that if Manchester United were to make a move for Ziyech this summer, then he would be a player that is “easily available.”
What has Jones said about Ziyech?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “I think Ziyech is an easy one to turn to.
“If he has to stay at Chelsea, then he will stay at Chelsea.
“But ultimately, he’s spent the summer getting his head around the fact that he’s not going to be there this season.
“So, he’d be going to play for ten Hag, he’s a player that’s easily available.
“I can easily see United going for him.”
Would Ziyech be a good signing for Manchester United?
Ziyech’s move from Ajax to Chelsea in the summer of 2020 for a reported fee of £36m has been somewhat of a disappointment, though he was part of the club’s successful 2020/21 Champions League campaign, in which the Blues ended up lifting Europe’s premier club competition for the second time in their history.
During his time at Stamford Bridge, the 40-time Morocco international has made 46 Premier League appearances for the club, scoring six goals and providing the same amount of assists according to Transfermarkt, with the club perhaps expecting more of a return on their investment for the former Ajax man.
However, during his time in Amsterdam, Ziyech made 165 appearances for the Eredivisie club, scoring 49 goals and providing 81 assists according to the same stats provider, suggesting that if the current Chelsea man could transfer his form from his time into the Netherlands to the Premier League, then he could well be a success.
Though on paper, Ziyech may not have been the name that Manchester United fans were desperate for, if he could rediscover his previous form under ten Hag, his signing may well prove to be an astute piece of business for the Old Trafford club.