Van Der Vaart reveals he messaged Levy about making ‘sensation’ signing

Former Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has revealed that he sent a message to Spurs chairman Daniel Levy asking him to bring Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech to the club.

Tottenham sit in the bottom half of the Premier League table for the first time in four years following Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Liverpool, in which players such as Dele Alli were heavily criticised by pundits.

Spurs‘ marquee summer arrival, Tanguy Ndombele, only came on from the bench at Anfield but according to Van der Vaart, Ziyech could help turn the tide for Mauricio Pochettino in North London.

Ziyech has netted six goals and assisted nine others in 16 appearances so far this season and scored one against Spurs in the Champions League semi-final last term, leading Van der Vaart fully convinced he could improve the club’s current squad.



“I really hope [Ziyech] goes to Tottenham Hotspur,” the 36-year-old told NOS. “I sent a message today to [Daniel] Levy, I said: Get Ziyech after this season.

“I am convinced that he becomes a sensation in London, and I also wish him that. I hope Spurs takes him and we will see.”

In other Tottenham news, the latest European papers have reported that Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte is keen on Jan Vertonghen ahead of a potential move for the defender.