Erik ten Hag is reportedly keen on being reunited with Hakim Ziyech, but some of his recruitment team are not convinced about signing the Chelsea forward.
Ziyech played under ten Hag at Ajax between 2017 and 2020 during a highly successful period for the Amsterdam club which saw them win a domestic double in 2018-19, while also making the Champions League semi-finals that year.
The 40-cap international ended his time at Ajax with 49 goals in 164 appearances before moving to Chelsea two years ago.
Erik ten Hag wants to bring Hakim Ziyech to Manchester United this summer
Ziyech played under ten Hag for three years at Ajax before moving to Chelsea in 2020
Ten Hag now wants to bolster his attacking options by bringing Ziyech to Old Trafford, and has made signing the 29-year-old ‘one of his priorities’, according to French-based journalist Nabil Djellit.
However, some of the club’s hierarchy are believed to have concerns about the player’s profile, which has led to a potential move being blocked, as things stand.
Ziyech has been restricted to just 29 league starts in his two full seasons at Stamford Bridge, and he appeared to fall behind the likes of Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner in the pecking order in the latter stages of last term.
Sportsmail revealed last month that Chelsea are willing to sell him for only £8million this summer, and Serie A champions AC Milan have been linked with the winger who has struggled to find his best form in England.
Ten Hag has already signed one former player in the shape of centre back Lisandro Martinez
Ten Hag still seems to be confident that he can get the best out of Ziyech in the Premier League, though.
The Dutchman has already signed one former player this summer by bringing Lisandro Martinez to the red side of Manchester.
United have also been heavily linked with Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, who played alongside Ziyech under ten Hag at Ajax.
However, the Red Devils have struggled to get a deal over the line for the Dutch midfielder, and Chelsea are now trying to make a late move to convince him to switch to west London instead.