'Can't wait to see you at the Bridge': Ziyech sends message to Chelsea fans after arrival

Chelsea’s new signing Hakim Ziyech has arrived in London and had a light training session at Cobham training centre.

The 27-year-old is now an official Chelsea player following his €40million (£35.8m) transfer from Ajax.

He was welcomed by club legend and technical and performance advisor Petr Cech upon his arrival, since the rest of the squad are currently visiting Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane for today’s Premier League match.

Ziyech said on his Instagram account: “First training session done for Chelsea.

“Very excited and happy to be here and can’t wait to see you guys at the Bridge soon.”

According to a statement from Chelsea’s official website, Ziyech’s training focus is to regain his fitness given he has not played a competitive since March.

“After arriving at Cobham for the first time, it was a light session for the 27-year-old, who Frank Lampard has said will be eased gradually into group training over the coming weeks,” the statement added.

The Morocco international will not play until the start of next season, which also applies to Timo Werner who is given some time off before joining his new teammates.

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He had an impressive season at Ajax, raking eight goals and 16 assists in just 31 appearances across all competitions.

“Chelsea are a big club in a big competition. I like the style of play, they play really attacking football, and that is something that fits me and that is one of the biggest reasons I chose therefore,” Ziyech told Chelsea’s official website about his decision back in February.

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