‘Sancho next’ – Chelsea fans hail Marina Granovskaia after Hakim Ziyech transfer confirmed

Chelsea’s capture of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax has got supporters excited on social media.

The midfielder will move to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season in a deal worth €40million, which could potentially rise to €44 million, with add-ons.

In a post on Twitter, Ajax wrote: “138 days of magic left. Let’s enjoy every single touch…”

The tweet was accompanied by a brief statement, which read: “Ajax and Chelsea have reached an agreement for the transfer of Hakim Ziyech. The player will join the Premier League club on July 1st 2020 and will finish the season in Amsterdam.”

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Ziyech has enjoyed a spectacular season with Ajax again this season, scoring six goals and contributing 12 assists in 18 Eredivisie matches, along with three goals in the Champions League.

The signing of the highly-rated playmaker is considered to be a real coup for the Blues, given the moderate fee they will pay to the Dutch club.

Some supporters took to to social media to hail Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia, who plays a key role in transfer negotiations.

The Blues also released a statement on Thursday.

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

“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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