Dutchman Van Gaal opens up and tells Chelsea they have signed ‘ a very special player’ in Ziyech
Louis van Gaal believes Chelsea are getting a great team player in Hakim Ziyech, who will be arriving in the coming months.
The 26-year-old starred in Ajax’s run to the Champions League semi-finals last season and also helped the Dutch side to their first League in a good few seasons, with an impressive return of 16-goals and 13 assists in 29 League games for the Dutch giants
He will be putting on that shirt for next season when he arrives sometime in July, and many fans are excited to just what he can bring to the club for the next few seasons.
Now Dutch boss Van Gaal has opened up and claimed Ziyech is a great all-round player, and that Chelsea have signed a special player.
He told NOS: “He has developed tremendously at Ajax. Not so much in creativity, but as a team player.
“The public has come to realize that he works very hard for a creative person. And then he also scores goals and gives assists.
“Then you are a special player.”
Ziyech should be one of a number of signings that we will surely make during the summer transfer window and if his arrival shows the type of quality that the club will be looking to sign, it could be a real statement summer for Lampards side.
He is a very special player but there are other areas of the pitch that need to be worked out, so hopefully he is not the only special player that arrives at Chelsea next season.
This is the opening, not Lampard needs to follow it up with a defender and a striker.