Chelsea’s pre-agreed signing of Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech has now been further confirmed by the 26-year old agreeing personal terms with his new club.
Of course he will not arrive at Chelsea until the summer in a ‘Christian Pulisic type transfer’ deal, but all agreements are now in place.
As confirmed on the Chelsea website, a 5-year contract has been agreed between Chelsea and Ziyech, which will see Chelsea get the Mococcan international’s peak years.
Blues fans have been excited by the purchase and the club’s director has also said some positive words.
Marina Granovskaia said on the website:
“We are delighted Hakim will be joining us in the summer, having been a key target of the club’s in this last window. He has consistently been one of the most dangerous attacking players in Europe in recent years, which we saw first-hand in our two games against Ajax in the Champions League.
“We wish Hakim and Ajax all the best for the rest of the season and look forward to welcoming him to Stamford Bridge in the summer.”
Ziyech himself of course terrified Chelsea in the Champions League facing them twice in the Group Stages. But it was Chelsea who ended up getting the better of the Dutch side, qualifying for the knockout stages, whilst Ajax were demoted to the Europa League.
Ziyech describes Chelsea as ‘a huge club’ in his first words since agreeing terms…
“I am delighted and proud to have signed for such a huge club as Chelsea. I am looking forward to next season and hope we can achieve great things together.”