Chelsea has signed Hakim Ziyech for a fee confirmed by Ajax as £33.36m, rising to £36.7m.
The sensational left-footed layer Hakim Ziyech has been on the raider for clubs for many years now
Especially with his stellar performance last season in the champion’s league with Ajax Ziyech was one of the exceptional talents
Hakim Ziyech has been directly involved in 166 goals – scoring 79 and assisting 87 for Heerenveen, Twente and Ajax since his Eredivisie debut in 2012
In Ajax alone, he has created 421 chances in the league since his debut in September 2016.
Ajax was surprising knocked out by Tottenham Hotspur in the semifinals of the competition after winning 2-0 the first leg of the completion
DeLight and De Jong stole the show in the middle and the defence respectively but it was Ziyech who lead the lie serving as a link between the attack and midfield
Ziyech possesses qualities of a complete midfielder in both depths of the park
His quick thinking, passing ability, shooting and movement off the ball are what makes him extraordinary
WHY ZIYECH IS A PERFECT FIT FOR CHELSEA
Frank Lampard has been a manager who prefers a 4-2-3-1 would certainly be a glad manager because Ziyech can operate as both an attacking midfielder or a right-winger
He possesses similar qualities to Manchester city’s Riyad Mahrez but Ziyech s movement off the ball makes him more special than Mahrez.
Ziyech is an excellent set-piece taker especially with Chelsea’s very poor with set-pieces record this season
Ziyech was a revelation for Ajax last season, registering 21 goals across all competitions as they landed the Eredivisie title and made the semi-finals of the Champions League.
A further eight efforts, along with 21 assists, have been added to his impressive tally in the current campaign.
An impressive 29goals and 21 assists mean more creative depth in heart of the Chelsea midfield and a goal-scoring attacker, His wide range of passing, quick vision coupled with his great on the ball technique is one Chelsea have been missing since the sale of Juan Mata.
Ziyech sums up his impressive displays in an all-round mode and good at tracking back displays
HOW THE NEW CHANGES TO THE AFCON WOULD AFFECT CHELSEA
Changes to the new African Cup of Nations means doom for clubs with African superstars.
Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City are amongst Premier League clubs who are likely to suffer these feet.
Without a doubt Liverpool wouldn’t win the premier if Star players Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah, Joel Matip and Naby Keita aren’t in the squad, an impressive unbeaten run in December and January wouldn’t be possible with these stars and Jürgen Klopp would have a headache in replacing them next summer in time for the January African Cup of nations.
Certainly, the emergence of Hakim Ziyech brings smiles on the faces of many Chelsea fans but once he settles in the team and becomes one of the best players the team, he would certainly be missed and this might cost Chelsea.
Yaw Ampofo Jnr