World class midfielder opens up and announces i will be at Chelsea just 1st!
Hakim Ziyech is confident that he will become a Chelsea player as planned on July 1, but has no idea when he’ll actually be able to play for his new club.
We surprised many in February when they decided to splash just over £30 million to secure a transfer deal for Ziyech, who is easily regarded as one of the most creative and exciting players in Europe right now.
He helped Ajax reach the semi-finals of the Champions League last season and also helped the Dutch side to a League title, which prompted alot of transfer speculation about where he would be playing his football next.
Ziyech was due to finish the season with Ajax before transferring to West London, But the global coronavirus pandemic has spoiled his plans of a proper Amsterdam farewell after four years with the club.
Amid the uncertainty, the 27-year-old told Dutch newspaper AD: “After I signed the contract that was it – on July 1 I am a Chelsea player.
“I haven’t given it another thought.
“It’s nice for me to have some clarity. Nobody knows exactly what will happen to the transfer market. Clubs will be more anxious to attract players for large transfer fees.”
Look, the Dutch League has been cancelled and now Ziyech will not get the opportunity to say farewell to the fans like he wanted. But we are waiting and the Premier League will elevate his game to that next level.
He is a world class player that will now be playing in one of the biggest clubs in the game, it was the right move for us to make and the right move for Ziyech to make.
We cannot wait to see him in that shirt…..