Ajax attacker Hakim Ziyech played a crucial role for his side as they progressed to the semi-finals of the Champions League by beating Juventus 2-1 on Tuesday night, and some Tottenham fans certainly believe he could replace Christian Eriksen if the Dane leaves.
Rumours have persisted about a possible exit in recent months with Spanish media outlet El Confidencial reporting earlier this month that Real Madrid have made the 27-year-old one of their top transfer targets.
The midfielder’s future is certainly in some doubt seeing as he has little over 12 months remaining on his contract with the north London outfit, and with no signs as of yet that he is willing to extend his stay with Spurs.
Ziyech, who was signed by Ajax for €11m (£9.5m) in 2016 would certainly be an intriguing potential successor to Eriksen’s throne, and he showed the quality that he has with an assist for Donny van de Beek against Juve.
The Morocco international now has 19 goals and a further 20 assists in 42 appearances in all competitions this season for the Dutch giants, and Tottenham supporters are clearly impressed with what they have seen.
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While one said “I pray we get Ziyech if Eriksen leaves”, another said “Ziyech is the ideal Eriksen replacement”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Beek, Ziyech, Onana, Neres the best realistic ones we could get, Ziyech especially if eriksen goes
— Melvin (@MauricioMagic) April 16, 2019
Ziyech to replace Eriksen, @SpursOfficial
— ? (@LifeOfABruin) April 16, 2019
Ziyech is the ideal eriksen replacement
— Undefeated. (@dapspurs) April 16, 2019
If Spurs do sell Eriksen, we could do much, much worse than going in for Hakim Ziyech
— James (@Jamesm_thfc) April 16, 2019
If i had to pick one it’d be Ziyech. Could be an Eriksen replacement
— SB (@browniespurs) April 16, 2019
I pray we get Ziyech if Eriksen leaves what a player man
— Dan (@Son7i) April 16, 2019
Watching that Ajax game tonight ziyech and neres will easily replace Eriksen. #ajajuv
— Broggs (@Broggybroggs) April 16, 2019
We crucially need Tagliafico or van de Beek to fill our voids in CM and LB. Would love for Spurs to also try and get Ziyech (if Eriksen sold or others) and Neres if possible. Think De Ligt would develop great at Spurs but he’s probably off to Barcelona
— Yulian ? (@ygn_12) April 16, 2019