Ziyech would be creative addition to Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur should consider making a move for Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech following his performances at the World Cup.

What’s the word?

The North London outfit could do with another creative player in their squad next season.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have established themselves as regular top-four contenders, but they need strength in depth in order to take that next step.

One playmaker who could fall on the club’s radar is Ziyech, who has performed well for Morocco at the World Cup in Russia.

Unfortunately for the 25-year-old, who is valued at £22.5m by Transfermarkt, his nation’s tournament is over.

The damage was done on Wednesday when Portugal earned a 1-0 victory, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the goal.

Individually, though, Ziyech put on a decent display, which could potentially attract interest from other clubs.

Is he good enough for Tottenham?

It is easy to be drawn to the high-profile names during the transfer hunt, but there are some gems that would be worth snapping up.

Tottenham’s main creative outlet in midfield comes from Christian Eriksen, but Ziyech has the qualities to provide a different dynamic to Mauricio Pochettino’s team.

Last season, the Moroccan scored nine goals in 35 appearances in all competitions for Ajax, but more impressively created 17 assists for his teammates.

If Tottenham are in the market for a new attacking midfielder, then Ziyech should be on the pile of candidates, particularly as he could be a cheaper option that some other targets.