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Chelsea agree deal with Ajax for Hakim Ziyech

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Chelsea and Ajax reach verbal agreement of £38m for Hakim Ziyech in the summer transfer window

 

Chelsea have reportedly agreed a £38m fee with Ajax for attacking winger Hakim Ziyech. Dutch news outlet De Telegraaf report that the two clubs have reached a verbal agreement and the Moroccan international is London bound come the summer.

The 26 year old came into the limelight last season following on from the Dutch Champions run to the Champions League semi final. Ziyech has been at Ajax since the 2016/17 season following on from a £9.9m move from fellow Dutch side FC Twente.

Since joining Ajax Ziyech has made 159 appearances, scoring 48 times and assisting an impressive 82 goals. During the current 2019/20 season the winger has made 18 appearances in the Eredivisie with 6 goals and 13 assists.

Ziyech has seen his market value increase to £45m since joining Ajax, many clubs had registered interest in the winger during the summer transfer window although nothing had materialised.

Frank Lampard had marked Ziyech as one of his key targets in the summer window with the Blues needing to bolster their attacking quality, especially with Willian’s contract expiring in the summer.

Jacob graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Reading. An avid footballer, he spent time under the FAW academy programme as well as Cardiff Corinthians. Later going on to play for his university and Wellington United whilst residing in New Zealand. He currently resides in Frome, Somerset. You can contact him at jake@sportingferret.com

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