“I signed a new deal and will definitely remain in Ajax this season," Hakim Ziyech said.
In an interview with Dutch news outlet AD, the football player expressed satisfaction with the extension of his contract with Dutch football club Ajax Amsterdam.
Ziyech also confessed that he had the opportunity to join Bayern Munich, but the German football club took too long to offer its deal.
The football player said, “If a club wanted me, they could have made their move. I think everybody’s seen what we did with Ajax and what my role was in that success.”
Ziyech also spoke again about the offer he rejected from Sevilla, emphasizing that he would “rather stay at Ajax.”
“I could have waited for Bayern Munich, a year. But it felt like the right moment to clarify my situation, both for Ajax and myself.”
He added that a transfer “was never the holy grail for me. If the right club doesn’t come along, so be it. I signed a new deal and will definitely remain at Ajax this season.”
Despite all the tempting offers and interest he received, Ziyech said that he is now focusing on t what he hopes to achieve with his football club this season.
Ziyech, whose contract has been renewed until 2022, said that “Last season we had unforgettable moments together. Moments like those are the reasons why I want to play football. He joined Ajax in 2017.