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EPL: Ziyech finally completes Chelsea move

Hakim Ziyech Agrees on Five Year Contract with Chelsea Hakim Ziyech
Noah Ferguson | 26 February, 2020, 17:15

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia spoke of her elation at tying the playmaker down to a long-term deal at Stamford Bridge, adding: 'We are delighted Hakim will be joining us in the summer, having been a key target of the club's in this last window.

They play attacking football with a lot of young talents under the new coach.

The 26-year-old Moroccan playmaker recently agreed to join the Blues from Ajax, with the Dutch champions set to receive £33.3m for his services.

A star player during the 2018/19 Champions League - with him playing a pivotal role in Ajax's unexpected run to the semi-finals - saw a number of clubs move for his signature but he opted to remain.

"I am wanting forward to subsequent year and hope we can achieve good factors together".

Leading Dutch football journalist Marcel van der Kraan insists Ziyech will be hugely missed by Ajax and is no doubt the Moroccan will thrive in a Chelsea shirt. "He has been absolutely turning the stadium upside down in certain games", Van der Kraan told Sky Sports News.

"I know his qualities, he has a great left foot, generally plays off the right but can play behind the front man".

The clubs are reported to have agreed a fee of €40 million.

Hakim Ziyech to Chelsea makes sense.

The Morocco worldwide is the first major signing confirmed by Chelsea since Lampard took over as head coach from Maurizio Sarri prior to the start of the season.

"It's already been established that some of our players will be leaving this summer".

Chelsea have been targeting wide players because Pedro and Willian are out of contract this summer. Lampard has up to £150m to spend but clubs such as Liverpool and Manchester United also want Sancho.

The Blues have moved quickly to make the winger Lampard's first signing as Chelsea manager however, and now the Ajax assist king has revealed how the Stamford Bridge boss sold him on life in west London.

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