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Tottenham set to land long-term Liverpool target El Ghazi

Anwar El Ghazi

The Sunday People claims title-chasing Tottenham have entered the race to rope in Ajax forward Anwar El Ghazi this summer.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is believed to have been intensely following the vibrant forward, who has previously been linked with Premier League giants like Liverpool and Chelsea along with Everton, for much of the last year.

Anwar El Ghazi emerged as a regular starter in the Dutch capital after an outstanding breakthrough season at the Amsterdam Arena.

He has notched an impressive 11 goals while playing across Ajax frontline, reportedly attracting the interest of Merseyside duo Liverpool and Everton earlier.

Spurs have maintained a dynamic and energetic young squad under the guidance of their Argentine manager, an environment the recently capped Netherlands international is most likely to flourish in.

It is widely expected that Mauricio Pochettino will strengthen his attacking options in the summer in order to ease the goalscoring burden on Harry Kane.

However, the report also states if the North Londoners want to intensify their interest, they are likely to face tough competition from AC Milan.

The prolific forward still has three years left on his contract with Ajax. The 21-year-old youngster, who holds Moroccan and Dutch passports, would cost Tottenham around 12 million pounds.

El Ghazi was signed by AFC Ajax in July 2013. During the 2014–15 pre-season, He scored eight goals in 150 minutes.

El Ghazi is a tall and strong wide forward, whose pace and physical control in possession make him a potent threat in the final third.

Just as comfortable going down the line to discharge a cross into the area when cutting infield and unleashing a shot on goal, he always makes life difficult for his markers. It can sometimes take him a little time to work his way into a match, but once he settles there are few defenders capable of keeping him completely under wraps.

He usually sticks to his flank but sometimes drift infield when appropriate. Does a good job of getting himself into the penalty area when play builds on the opposite side, with three of his goals so far this season coming from far-post tap-ins. His off-ball runs in behind full-backs also are well-timed.

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