Hakim Ziyech urged not to ‘risk’ Chelsea transfer by playing for Ajax this summer

Hakim Ziyech has been urged not to play for Ajax this summer following his agreed transfer to Chelsea.

Ziyech is set to move to Stamford Bridge this summer with Ajax confirming they accepted a fee of €40m (£34m) in February.

The move is set to be officially completed on July 1 however the current season could still be going at that date.

Football across Europe has been postponed due to coronavirus with the Premier League not returning until April 30 at the earliest.

And Dutch outlet De Telegraaf believe Ziyech should not play for Ajax even if the Eredivisie season continues into July.

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It is believed FIFA are working on a new rule to extend contracts until domestic leagues are completed but De Telegraaf report that it could open a can of worms for Ziyech.

Should the attacker be injured in July, it could potentially lead to messy legal cases.

And with Ziyech’s Chelsea contract ‘undoubtedly better’ than the one he’s got at Ajax, being safe may be better than being sorry.

Ziyech has opened up on what Blues boss Frank Lampard told him to convince him to make the switch to the Premier League giants.

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The Moroccan said: “I’ve been in contact with him for a few weeks now.

“At first, mainly by the phone. We had a few long conversations about his approach, the playing style, the club, about me personally.

“And later on we texted quite a lot. He told me he had been following me for a while. He gave me a good feeling and that was also big to do with the decision.

“In his time he was such a big player and he was a midfielder so I can learn a lot from him.

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“In that regard, I have a lot to learn. I had a good feeling after our talks and that feeling only became stronger. There was no doubt in my mind.

“I’m happy, proud, excited and I cannot…


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