Former West Ham defender Don Hutchinson has claimed that he recommended Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech to Crystal Palace and the Hammers “years ago”.
Ziyech emerged as a star at the Dutch side last year, being a pivotal figure in their run to the Champions League semi-finals.
Asked on Twitter, Hutchinson revealed he is a huge fan of the player, and that he recommended that both West Ham and Palace sign him a while ago.
Twitter: Mate I told C Palace West Ham Years ago!!!! Do they listen? No they have there analysts looking at computers all da… https://t.co/yyMtFWcbXZ (@donhutch4)
Read Crystal Palace’s verdict
Teams are obviously proven wrong a lot about players, but it’s hard to see why the Eagles didn’t make a move for Ziyech.
The Moroccan has emerged as a huge talent for Ajax, and scored a superb goal against Chelsea in the Champions League this week.
Even if they wanted to correct the mistake now however, they surely couldn’t afford to sign him now.