Hakim Ziyech is counting down the days until he can play alongside his new Chelsea teammates.
But for now, a watching brief is doing the trick.
The attacking midfielder’s £33.4m transfer from Ajax was agreed shortly after the January window had closed and his contract at Stamford Bridge officially came into effect from July 1, 2020.
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And it took another 10 days for Ziyech to report for the club’s training base at Cobham.
Since then he’s been getting to know his new teammates ahead of next season where the Blues will be looking to build on a top-four finish by closing the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City.
On the final day of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign, the west London outfit overcame Wolves 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to secure their place in next season’s Champions League group phase.
Goals right at the end of the first-half from Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud ensured there was to be no final day heartache for Frank Lampard’s side.
Whilst fellow new signing Timo Werner was in attendance after landing in the UK for the first time since his £47.5m transfer was confirmed last month, Ziyech watched events unfold from the comforts of his new home.
Judging by his social media activity, the playmaker was very impressed with one particular moment against Wolves.
That would be Mount’s brilliant free-kick which broke the deadlock.
Reacting to the goal via his Instagram story, Ziyech uploaded a video of the goal, tagged Mount in the post with a clapping emoji.
(Image: Image courtesy of Hakim Ziyech’s Instagram)
Ziyech wasn’t the only one who was impressed with Mount as Lampard heaped praise on the midfielder afterwards.
“He will definitely get better, because he is so young and I think sometimes when a player comes in and plays in their breakthrough year and is consistently in the…