Hakim Ziyech reacts on Instagram as Chelsea and Ajax confirm £33.4m summer transfer

It’s official. Hakim Ziyech will join Chelsea when the summer transfer window opens.

News of this deal was confirmed via Ajax and the Blues on Thursday afternoon – roughly 24 hours after the Dutch media revealed that an agreement between the two clubs had been reached.

A statement via the Eredivisie outfit’s official website reads: “Ajax and Chelsea have reached an agreement for the transfer of Hakim Ziyech.

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“The player will join the Premier League club on July 1st 2020 and will finish the season in Amsterdam.

“The clubs have agreed a deal of € 40 million euros.

“This sum could potentially increase to a maximum of € 44 million, with variable factors.”

Then the Blues confirmed the news.

“Chelsea Football Club has reached an agreement with Ajax to sign Hakim Ziyech this summer,” a statement reads on Chelseafc.com.

“The move is subject to the player agreeing personal terms and he will remain at the Dutch club for the rest of this season.”

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Taking to social media after the transfer was confirmed, Ziyech uploaded an image of the transfer announcement used by the Ajax on to his Instagram stories.

Image via Ziyech/Instagram

Donny van de Beek has said that he hopes Ziyech does well at Chelsea.

“Yes, if I hear all the reports, I will assume that it is already far. I do not know if it is completely finished,” Van de Beek told  VoetbalPrimeur. “I wish him everything and I hope he will do very well there.

“It is a step he deserves in my opinion. It is a fantastic football player, so I am confident that he will do well.

“I think it’s a very nice club with a lot of young players that can grow.

“I think Hakim will certainly be in place.

“Everyone of course has their opinion about that, but I think it’s a nice club for him.”