Chelsea manager Graham Potter will now have to find a way to reintegrate “upset” Hakim Ziyech following his collapsed loan to Paris Saint-Germain, according to The Telegraph.
An earlier report from Sky Sports claimed that Ziyech was “stranded” in Paris only to later find out that his proposed loan move to PSG collapsed at the 11th hour.
The report suggested the 29-year-old was really desperate to join the French club to the point that he sent messages to Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly to get the deal done.
His hope of joining PSG finally ended after French football governing body LFP decided not to approve the late loan.
The Telegraph claims that sources close to the Morocco international described the player as being “upset” by the situation.
A mid-season exit in the next few days could still be on the cards, since there are still a few possible destinations, including Turkish clubs, but a Chelsea stay looks more likely now.
This means Blues manager Potter is facing the task of re-establishing Ziyech as a valuable member of the squad.
The winger is among the list of six players Chelsea could sell in the summer, but in at least the next five months, Potter will inevitably need to rely on him.
On the other hand, the arrival of Noni Madueke, a fellow left-footed right winger, gives Ziyech more competition for spots in the team.
The addition of Mykhailo Mudryk, while mostly plays on the left, could also force the likes of Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic to spend more time in Ziyech’s favoured position on the right.
Ziyech has had 10 appearances in the Premier League this season, in which he started in just four of them, and has recorded just one assist so far.
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