LFC should snap up £25m bargain who’s hit 20/20 goals/assists this season

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It’s going to be quite tricky to find value in the transfer market this summer.

Average players are going to be sold for huge sums. Without meaning to be detrimental to a Liverpool player, the fact Marko Grujic is valued at £35m [Independent] proves how simply showing potential will be enough for clubs to splash out serious money on targets.

So that’s why when a player like Hakim Ziyech is available for just £25m, Liverpool should take notice.

Dave Maddock from the Mirror discussed the Morocco international’s release-clause on Twitter yesterday, with plenty of fans agreeing with him that we’d be wise to consider a deal.

This season, the 25-year-old has scored 20 goals for Ajax and registered 20 assists across all competitions.

The Eredivisie is obviously not a first-rate competition, but the fact Ziyech also has four goals in the Champions League suggests he’s not merely a Vincent Janssen-esque Netherlands stat padder!

What we like about Ziyech is that he’s positionally versatile – and can play on the flanks in a 4-3-3 or in a more withdrawn offensive midfield role.

In this respect, he’d be excellent cover for Mo Salah and Sadio Mane next season – both of whom have avoided injury this term despite playing nearly every important match.

We do have Xherdan Shaqiri, but the Swiss has seemingly not impressed Jurgen Klopp since around Christmas, as he’s barely featured this calendar year.

On top of Ziyech, we’d like the club to consider Julian Brandt, whose release-clause is even more of a bargain £20m if Bayer Leverkusen miss out on the Champions League, which looks likely.

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