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Morocco’s Hakim Ziyech Gets ‘Massive Pay Rise,’ Stays with AFC Ajax

Morocco’s Hakim Ziyech Gets ‘Massive Pay Rise,’ Stays with AFC Ajax

Rabat – There is bad news for the football clubs who showed an interest in Ajax star Hakim Ziyech.

The Moroccan footballer has reportedly decided to renew his contract with Dutch football team Ajax.

Calciomercato reported that Ajax convinced the footballer to stay “with a massive pay rise.”

Ziyech is highly wanted in the Italian league; Roma made several attempts to convince Ajax to sell its superstar.

Ziyech had been considering AS Roma’s offer, and he reportedly expressed his willingness to leave the Netherlands league.

Calcio Mercato quoted Ziyech, saying that he was “very close” to accepting the transfer move offered by AS Roma. “But in the end nothing is done due to the lack of agreement between the two clubs, but there were other offers, but for those it was not worth leaving Ajax,” Ziyech said.

Ziyech also expressed his joy that he is staying with his steam. “I did not expect to stay even this season, but now I am here and I will give everything for this jersey, I am very happy and I think I am in the best phase of my career.”

The footballer made it to Morocco’s A list in the 2018 World Cup and has also been chosen to participate in the CAN 2019 qualifiers.

In April 2018, Ajax named Ziyech player of the year after he led his Dutch team to a major win over AZ Alkmaar (3-0). The award recognized Ziyech’s excellent performance with the Dutch team over the season.

Born in the Netherlands to Moroccan parents, Ziyech chose to represent Morocco internationally. On October 2015, the player made his debut for Morocco in a friendly with Côte d’Ivoire, which ended with a 0-1 victory for Côte d’Ivoire.

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