Chelsea’s new signing Hakim Ziyech admitted he was “very happy” on social media following his confirmed switch to Stamford Bridge, which will take place in the summer.
The Blues confirmed (official website) on Thursday that they have reached an agreement with Dutch giants Ajax for their playmaker Hakim Ziyech, with the move subject to personal terms.
He’s costing Frank Lampard’s side £33.3million (Ajax’s official website) at the end of the season and he will remain with Ajax for the rest of this campaign.
The 26-year-old Morocco international is an attacking midfielder that can put a great delivery into the box and is capable of playing in central or wide roles.
He’s been directly involved in 29 goals in 30 appearances so far this season in all competitions and looks a bargain addition on paper.
Ziyech has spoken on Instagram following his confirmed transfer.
“Happy to be fit again so I can enjoy these last months on the pitch, where I belong. Received a lot of warm and positive messages during my absence and I hope to create just a few more beautiful memories than we already have. Very happy with my next step, but first I have some unfinished business to handle,” Ziyech wrote on his official Instagram account.
Ajax teammate Donny van de Beek responded with a short message saying “proud bro” to the post.
The duo have been a key part of the Ajax success in recent years and was so influential in the club reaching the Champions League semi-finals last season.
Ziyech has just recently returned from a calf injury and will be looking to finish the season strongly before his move to West London.
The left-footed creator has been so influential during his time in Holland and will now try to repeat the success in the Premier League.