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What Hakim Ziyech’s arrival means for Chelsea in £127m Jadon Sancho transfer pursuit

This month, Chelsea agreed a fee in the region of £37million for Ajax forward, Hakim Ziyech .

The Moroccan attacker will arrive in the summer to bolster Frank Lampard ‘s offensive options ahead of next season, but some supporters are concerned about how his arrival may impact the signature of Jadon Sancho.

The Blues are linked with a move for the English wonderkid but as a consequence of the investment in Ziyech, there is speculation surrounding whether the pair can play together.

Is Ziyech an alternative to Sancho or could both be targeted? Let’s take a look.

Based on this season, it’s perfectly reasonable to suggest that the duo could perform together, mostly because of how Sancho has developed at Borussia Dortmund.

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His debut year in Germany consisted of him being deployed on the right flank and as a result of his preferred foot, he operated as a creator of sorts rather than a scorer.

Sancho was generally unable to cut inside and managed to register 19 assists while finding the net 13 times in all competitions.

This time around, though, Sancho has switched flanks.

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Lucien Favre has deployed the English talent mostly on the left this season, permitting him to drive inwards towards goal before finishing with his favoured right foot.

The teenager has since found the net 16 times having also registered 18 assists in around 400 fewer minutes.

Ziyech, by contrast, is naturally left-footed and has spent the majority of his time on the right flank for Ajax this year, posting an impressive 21 assists as his team’s primary playmaker.

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He’d certainly be able to play alongside Sancho, albeit on opposite flanks, with both players clearly holding creative qualities that Tammy Abraham would be almost guaranteed to benefit from.

The Moroccan is averaging as many as…

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