World class signing will get Abraham and Mount excited, Chelsea fans have been told
Chelsea youngsters Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount should be relishing the prospect of playing with Hakim Ziyech next season, claims Peter Crouch.
We may have been linked with some big players during the winter transfer window in January, and fans may have not seen the signings that many would have liked, but soon into February we made the shock move to complete a deal for Ziyech.
Ziyech is regarded as one of the most creative and exciting players in Europe right now and has been one of the main reasons why Ajax have been so successful both domestically and in Europe over the past few seasons.
The 26-year-old will make the move Stamford Bridge in the summer after his £37million move from Ajax was agreed earlier this year, which has got many fans excited to see just what he will bring to the club next season, and now Crouch has got in on the act.
‘I think he can light the Premier League up, I really do,’ Crouch told BT Sport.
‘I love watching him, the majority of it is his influence in matches is what I love. ‘He was part of such a young, vibrant Ajax side, but he’s going to a similar side at Chelsea. That’s what Frank Lampard wants at Chelsea, he wants young players.
‘I know he’s not as young as he once was, he’s 27 now, but he was part of that side. He’s got a fantastic left foot, tremendous ability on the ball. When he drops deep he can pick a pass.
‘We don’t know the situation with Pedro and Willian, they might move on. I think he will slip straight into that [spot] and become a huge asset for Chelsea, he can be a huge player for them next season.
‘They lost Eden Hazard, one of the world’s greatest players and he got Chelsea fans off their feet. He was exciting to watch, he carried so much of the burden for Chelsea.
‘I’m not saying [Ziyech] will hit the ground running and be a replacement for Eden Hazard, but I do think he’s got the ability to be something close to that.
‘I think he’s got tremendous ability, he’s exciting, and he’ll be an asset to the Premier League.
‘He’ll help players, the likes of Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham. If I was Tammy Abraham, I’d be licking my lips at some of the assists this man can provide.’