English Premier League (EPL) Tottenham Hotspur is looking for a helper to help the combination of Son Heung-min (30) and Harry Kane (29), aka ‘Son-Ke Duo’. Recently, they are keeping an eye on Hakim Ziyech (30, Chelsea), whose transfer fee has been drastically reduced as he has fallen into a ‘cold meal’ while losing his position.
The British media’Football Insider’ said on the 9th (Korean time), “Tottenham are showing interest in signing Ziyech during the upcoming summer transfer window.” , but will accept a transfer this summer for £20m (approximately 32.5 billion won).” 안전놀이터
It is clear why Tottenham want Ziyech. This is because there is no typical ‘playmaker’ type midfielder who can create a clear scoring opportunity, so they struggle with a monotonous pattern in attack, which leads to a destructive effect in the front.
In fact, this season, Tottenham is ranked 7th (304 times) in opportunity creation (passes leading to shooting) in the EPL, but Son Heung-min (51 times) and Kane (45 times) ranked first and second the most. In other words, strikers who need to focus on scoring from the front are being used as ‘playmakers’. Because of this, the scoring ability is bound to drop naturally.
In response, Tottenham wanted a typical ‘playmaker’ type of midfielder since former manager Antonio Conte (53, Italy) last year. However, each time the recruitment failed.
As Ziyech loses his position just in time, it is virtually certain that he will leave Chelsea this summer, expressing dissatisfaction, so Tottenham are more ‘active’. In fact, he only played 19 games in all competitions this season. Even that, he only averages 44.4 minutes in terms of playing time. It is in the same context that he promoted a loan transfer to Paris Saint-Germain (France) during the winter transfer market in January.
Ziyech is a midfielder who is good at creating decisive chances with a sharp kick. He also specializes in creating an environment where strikers can focus as much as possible on scoring, based on his creative play and selfless movement. Pass linkage and switching play through his off-the-ball movement are also considered his strengths.