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Ziyech explains why he stayed at Ajax

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Morocco star Hakim Ziyech was on Bayern Munich’s radar but at the end of the summer transfer window, he has decided to stay at his current club.

Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech was on Bayern Munich’s radar during the summer transfer window.

But as the seasons are about to start, the German Bundesliga club did not acquire the services of the Moroccan star.

Which is why he’s staying at his current club.

“I really enjoy playing for Ajax. It feels good [to be entering my fourth season here],” Ziyech told Goal.

“I am sure Sevilla is a nice club, but I have always said that everything needed to be just right if I were to make a move.”

“Sevilla didn’t give me that feeling, so I would rather stay at Ajax. I could have waited for Bayern Munich, yeah. But it felt like the right moment to clarify my situation, both for Ajax and myself,” he added.

“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.”

“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,” he said.

“We have a nice team, the atmosphere is great and I am keen to prove that last season’s success wasn’t a fluke.”

“I am happy here. Money is not really an issue for me. I love football and I get the best football experience here. Attack in possession and press without the ball,” he commented.

“I have developed in both areas of the game and I enjoy both things. It brings out the best in me. Every player should make his own decisions.”