Hakim Ziyech has revealed that his connection with Chelsea manager Frank Lampard convinced him to leave Ajax and sign for the Premier League club.
Lampard have made his first recruit at Chelsea boss in February when the Blues agreed a £37million move for the Moroccan with Dutch giants.
The 27-year-old attacking midfielder has produced eight goals and 21 assists in 35 club appearances this season, would now move to London when the current season ends in Etransfer window opens in the summer. Ziyech has been outspoken through out and regarding the Eredivisie season being declared void, the Ajax player looked very upset to be denied of League title.
Ziyech spent four years in Amsterdam with Ajax and set to end his campaign in disappointment, he is now perhaps waiting for the opportunity to join Chelsea and play in Stamford Bridge.
Now, everything feels right, Chelsea is a very big and nice club. There are a lot of talented youngsters, which puts me in a position I’m used to after the last three-and-a-half years at Ajax. It suits me well.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard loves attractive football in . I feel the same way. We had some good talks. Lampard is really calm and presented himself well. We immediately felt a connection, which also convinced me to make this decision.
Therefore, now is the time to make a move. I’m ready, also as a person. It will be a new phase of my life to be further away from my family and friends in London. I don’t see it as a struggle, quite the opposite actually.
I’m really looking forward to it. I will give it my utmost, and will learn so many new things that will make me grow even further.Ziyech revealed in Voetbal International when he was asked about his move.
Premier League football was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, with executives still pondering on how to conclude the season. Nonetheless, Ziyech is eagerly awaiting his Blues debut.
As a kid, I’ve always dreamed about this. I watched the games Chelsea, Arsenal and Man Utd played and players like Didier Drogba, Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and David Beckham, you name them. I want the same thing.
Is it the best competition in the world? I don’t know. I also admire La Liga, but the Premier League is definitely the most intense. I don’t like to take the easiest way, because you’re not challenging yourself when you do. I like challenges. Those make me stronger and keep me sharp.Ziyech revealed in Voetbal International when he was asked about his move.
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