Hakim Ziyech To Chelsea: Blues agree an oral agreement with Ajax for midfield sensation

Tanish Chachra
|Published February 12, 2020

Hakim Ziyech To Chelsea: Blues agree on an oral agreement with Ajax to sign midfield sensation on a €45 million deal, player set to join in summer.

Chelsea has finally made their first signing after the revocation of their transfer ban in Hakim Ziyech. According to the report by De Telegraaf, Chelsea has reached an oral agreement with the Blues for €45 million.

It has been further claimed that the Morrocan International will join the club this summer, as the next transfer window is after this season. Although, Chelsea tried to grab the player in January, but failed to convince the Dutch side with their proposal.

Ziyech gained massive fame last season after his splendid performances raised his hype. Many people were shocked by his current valuation, and this figure has certainly helped Chelsea to make a reasonable deal.


With the qualities of the 26-year-old midfielder, Chelsea has certainly made a good signing with this price in the current inflated market. Ziyech probably impressed Chelsea Frank Lampard during the Champions League clash at the Stamford Bridge this season.

Even though Ziyech gave 2 assists in that match, Chelsea eventually defeated Ajax. The Morrocan player has been brilliant this season as he has amassed 8 goals and 21 assists in the 29 appearances he has made across all competitions.

Ziyech was one of the few remaining players from the lineup that brought Ajax into the semi-final of the Champions League 2018/19, as Frenkie De Jong and Matthijs De Ligt, two prominent stars from that team left the club last summer.

Last summer, even Arsenal was willing to sign Ziyech, but the Gunners withdrew their interest at the last moment. Giving their local rivals, Chelsea a freeway in the pursuit of him.

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With this signing, Mason Mount and Ross Barkley below in the pecking order and will have stiff competition with Ruben Loftus Cheek, if he fully recovers from his injury

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Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra is the Motorsport editor at The SportsRush. He saw his first race when F1 visited India in 2011, and since then, his romance with the sport has been seasonal until he took up this role in 2020. Reigniting F1's coverage on this site, Tanish has fallen in love with the sport all over again. He loves Kimi Raikkonen and sees a future world champion in Oscar Piastri. Away from us, he loves to snuggle inside his books.

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