what did you miss: ziyech extends ajax stay

06:30    12 Aug 2019

Hakim Ziyech of Ajax (C)

Amidst continuous transfer rumours circulating around Hakim Ziyech, the Ajax star has signed a contract extension that will keep him in Amsterdam for another three years.


The Moroccan International was tipped to join the likes of Arsenal or Bayern Munich during the European summer, but has instead opted to add an additional year to his current contract with the Eredivisie champions.


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Ziyech directly contributed to 45 goals in 49 games for Ajax Amsterdam during a very successful 2018/19 campaign which saw the Dutch club win a domestic double as well as reaching the semi-finals of the Uefa Champions League.


The club from Amsterdam seemed to be suffering a far too familiar fate with multiple stars exiting the club in July, and it was believed that the Moroccan would join the likes of club captain Matthijs De Ligt and star midfielder Frenkie De Jong, who both ended their stays in Holland over the last few months.


The contract extension provides the club with some respite as they seek to defend their Eredivisie title.


Tau scores again in Belgium


Percy Tau helps Club Brugge to another win.


Club Brugge moved to the top of the Belgium Pro League standings with a 2-0 win over KV Oostende on Saturday.


Nigeria’s David Okereke opened the scoring for Brugge in the 72nd minute before Percy Tau doubled the visitors lead as they made it three wins from three league games this season.


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Tau, 25, opened his account on debut in a 6-0 thrashing of Sint-Truiden, and the Bafana Bafana international continued from where he left off to double his tally for the campaign.


“We really wanted to win against KV Oostende and thanks to a strong collective performance, we succeeded,” Tau told clubbrugge.be.


“Of course, I am also happy with my goal. I often asked for the ball, to create extra space in possession of the ball and to create offensive danger between the lines.


“Last season I played soccer at Union in 1B and it still requires some adjustment at Club to get used to certain automatisms, but the teammates and coach help me well with this. I do my utmost to do what the coach expects from me,” he concluded.


Tau scored 13 goals and assisted the same amount for Union Saint-Glloise last season, on his way to being named Proximus Player of the Season.


 

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