Tottenham should target transfer for unwanted Chelsea flop who could 'solve all of their problems' claims Spurs legend | The Sun

TOTTENHAM legend Rafael van der Vaart has claimed signing Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea could solve all of Spurs problems.

The Dutchman joined the north London side in 2010 and spent two years at the club making 77 appearances and scoring 28 goals.

The attacking midfielder was speaking exclusively to Ladbrokes :Fanzone as Spurs gear up for the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie against AC Milan.

The former Tottenham man said: "They're missing something in that number 10 area, and I think the answer is Hakim Ziyech."

He continued: "He's not happy at Chelsea, and I'm a big fan of his.

"If Tottenham were to bring him in, their problems are solved; I really don't think they need much more."

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Ziyech nearly joined PSG on deadline day in January but that move fell through at the last minute due to a paperwork blunder.

The Moroccan only has one assist and hasn't scored in 12 Premier League appearances for Chelsea this season although just five of those have been starts.

It remains to be seen if Chelsea would consider selling to a rival.

Van der Vaart was part of the Tottenham side that famously won 1-0 in the San Siro and knocked the Italians out over two legs during the 2010/2011 season thanks to go a goal from Peter Crouch.

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The former Dutch international has fond memories of that night especially the scrap between Joe Jordan and Gennaro Gattuso.

He told Ladbrokes: Fanzone: " "I had a great view of the incident everyone remembers from that game in Milan.

"That was the moment I think of whenever anyone mentions that game, of course.

"Gennaro Gattuso, the little b******, the animal on the pitch, kicking and pushing people around."

The Tottenham legend added: "Honestly, I got goosebumps that night just watching how Joe handled that whole incident.

"Harry Redknapp said at the time there'd only have been one winner if those two kicked off with each other, and I agree 100%.

"I'd have put all the money I had on Joe Jordan. He was so ready for it."

Van der Vaart thinks his former side should be beating AC Milan.

He said: "Tottenham are better than AC Milan; they really need to win this game.

"I think it's a really good draw for them in the Last 16. They shouldn't fear this Milan team; Tottenham are favourites surely! I think it'll be a draw in the first leg, though. Let's go with 2-2."

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Tottenham take on AC Milan in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie in the San Siro tonight.

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