After a frenzied couple of days of speculation, we finally have the confirmation: Hakim Ziyech has signed for Chelsea, and will move this summer.
The Dutch club announced the move on their website today, urging their fans to enjoy the final few months of their “wizard,” before he makes the move to London this summer.
138 days of magic left.
Let’s enjoy every single touch… ✨
— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) February 13, 2020
They don’t disclose the details of the deal, but the rumours were of a €45m move for the Moroccan, and that seems like it’s the case. That is a very good deal, regardless of how the signing pans out.
Ziyech is an exciting signing for the club, and a sign we’re going to push on the summer. It’s a bitter blow that we didn’t manage to wrap up the transfer in January, as he could have made a huge difference to our Champions League push, but at least now we’ve got something to look forward to.