Rafael van der Vaart claims Chelsea star would help Spurs win Premier League title | Soccer

Hakim Ziyech barely gets a game for Chelsea (Getty)

Rafael van der Vaart believes chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech could turn Tottenham into Premier League title winners.

The 29-year-old has struggled to make an impact since his £33.3million move from Ajax in 2020 and had a difficult start to the season after starting just one game for Chelsea.

Ziyech has explored the possibility of leaving Chelsea in the summer transfer window, with AC Milan, Tottenham and Manchester United all linked to the Moroccan international.

But Van der Vaart has urged Tottenham to make a move for the underprivileged Chelsea midfielder.

“Hakim Ziyech has to join Tottenham,” Van der Vaart told Ziggo Sport during their Champions League report on Wednesday evening.

“If Tottenham get Hakim Ziyech, they could win the Premier League. I’m serious.’

Hakim Ziyech of Chelsea in action during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Chelsea FC at American Express Community Stadium on October 29, 2022 in Brighton, United Kingdom.  (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)
Hakim Ziyech has started just one game for Chelsea this season (Getty)

Ziyech was also asked to leave Chelsea by Dutch legend Marco van Bastenwho also claimed the Premier League club had too many players in their squad.

“There is another transfer window coming up,” Van Basten told Ziggo Sport.

‘It’s sad and unfortunate. Ziyech is a great player. We have to see someone like that, we watch TV for such a player and we come to the stadium.

“It’s a shame for all of football that he’s on the bench. If those kind of players don’t get minutes, it’s not good for football.

“There should actually be a rule that clubs can only have a certain number of players.

‘So that they [Chelsea] there are far too many and that makes football less interesting. A player like Ziyech could just play at another club and entertain the fans.

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