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By The Atlas Lions, Apr 20 2019 09:58AM

(Goal.com) The Moroccan has garnered plenty of attention from top clubs with his displays for the Eredivisie side over the past three seasons


Hakim Ziyech has suggested he may not be ready to leave Ajax after this season comes to an end, saying he is "someone who is very picky".


The 26-year-old has been reported to have had admirers in the past thanks to strong seasons in the Eredivisie with FC Twente and later Ajax.


But Ziyech has seemingly taken things to a higher level this term for Ajax during a remarkable campaign for himself individually and the club as a whole.


The Morocco international has scored 19 goals and added 20 assists in all competitions, with Ajax in first place domestically and having sensationally defeated Real Madrid and Juventus in the Champions League knockout stage to advance to the semi-final round, where they will face Tottenham.


That form has led to increased reported transfer interest from around Europe, with Arsenal and Bayern Munich just two of the many teams linked with the 26-year-old.


Though many expect him to move on at season's end, Ziyech has warned he isn't necessarily ready to leave the Johan Cruyff Arena and only will seek an exit if the right situation appeals to him.


“Anything is possible," the attacking midfielder told Inside Ajax.


“I am always someone who is very picky and there must be a club that I want to trade in for Ajax. That doesn’t just happen.”


Ziyech, who joined Ajax from Twente in 2016, has a contract with the club through the 2020-21 season.


He is one of many players who the Dutch club will face a battle to keep past the season, with the likes of Matthijs de Ligt and David Neres among those drawing eyes from Europe's top sides, while Frenkie de Jong has already agreed to a move to Barcelona.


Ajax are currently level on points with PSV atop the Eredivisie table, and will take on Groningen in league play on Saturday.


Their Champions League semi-final with Spurs begins with the first leg on April 30, before the return leg a week later.

By The Atlas Lions, Feb 21 2019 01:08PM



Romain Saiss has committed his future to Wolves be agreeing a new deal until 2021.


The midfielder follows Conor Coady and Matt Doherty in signing news terms, having proved an important part of Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad once again this season.


The Moroccan international, who appeared in last year’s World Cup, is now in his third Molineux campaign, in which time he’s made more than 80 appearances.


The midfielder joined from Angers in 2016 and played an integral role in last season’s promotion to the Premier League, appearing regularly alongside Ruben Neves.


Since promotion, the 28-year-old has been patient for minutes, but has benefitted from his versatility, utilised in both defence and midfield in recent months.


On Boxing Day Saiss’ late equaliser earned Wolves a point against Fulham and the following month he opened the scoring in an impressive victory over West Ham United.


Last weekend he helped Wolves into their first FA Cup quarter final since 2003 and can look forward to to the future at Molineux.


https://www.wolves.co.uk/news/first-team/20190212-saiss-agrees-new-wolves-deal/


By The Atlas Lions, Feb 19 2019 10:23AM

Several international football clubs showed interest in the 25-year old Moroccan football star.


By Morocco World News -


Rabat – Another football club is interested in Moroccan footballer Hakim Ziyech, who currently plays for Ajax.


According to Calciomercato, British football team Chelsea is interested in the Moroccan footballer this summer.


In this season, the Moroccan footballer made 31 appearances, in which he scored 15 goals and offered 12 assists, according to Caught Offside.


Ziyech joined Ajax in 2017.1 In April 2018, Ziech clinched the title of the player of the year in his Dutch team after he led them to a major win against AZ Alkmaar.


Born in the Netherlands to Moroccan parents, Ziyech is also admired by Moroccan football fans.


The footballer made his debut for Morocco in October 2015 in a friendly match with Côte d’Ivoire. He was also among the list of Moroccan footballers who played in the 2018 World Cup.


Ziyech also played for the Netherlands in the Under 19, Under 20, and Under 21 teams between 2012 and 2014.

By The Atlas Lions, Feb 12 2019 12:47PM

Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi market value has tripled since he joined Borussia Dortmund on a loan from Real Madrid.


By Morocco World News -


Rabat – Football website Transfermarkt has reported that Achraf Hakimi’s market value has jumped three times after a successful half-season with Borussia Dortmund.


Transfermarkt, specialized in defining the market value of players, has valued Achraf Hakimi’s at €25 million, after being esteemed at €7.5 million with Real Madrid when he left in July 2018.


When Hakimi played with Real Madrid, he rarely featured in matches. He was deemed surplus to requirement, pushing Real Madrid to loan him to Borussia Dortmund for two years.


According to many football reports, Hakimi does not want to return to Real Madrid to be a substitute again, especially after improving his footballistic skills and guaranteeing a permanent spot as an undoubted starter at his current German club.


With 49 points and 20 matches played, Borussia Dortmund is ranked first in Bundesliga, the top German football league.

By The Atlas Lions, Feb 11 2019 08:52PM

Barcelona have reportedly swooped to sign Mallorca youngster Chadi Riad.


The 15-year-old, who is a Morocco youth international, has been linked with Villarreal in recent weeks.


However, according to Sport, Barcelona have secured the services of the defender, who will move to the club's La Masia academy at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.


The report has claimed that Riad will initially line up for Barcelona's Juvenil B team with the view to progressing over the next few years.


Riad recently played a key role in the Morocco Under-15 side which won the Youth African Games.



https://www.sportsmole.co.uk/football/barcelona/transfer-talk/news/barca-secure-15-year-olds-signature_349971.html

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