Chelsea told why Hakim Ziyech is perfect transfer and why fans should be excited

Hakim Ziyech will prove to be the perfect signing for Chelsea this summer and he will excite the Stamford Bridge faithful with his skills.

That is the view of former Blues midfielder Gus Poyet, who has praised the Morocco international’s talents ahead of his move.

Ajax star Ziyech will be joining Chelsea in the summer after a £33.4m fee was agreed between the two clubs at the start of February.

The pacy winger has dazzled in Holland and in the Champions League over the last couple of seasons and showed Blues boss Frank Lampard what he was capable of up close when Ajax played his team recently.

After a brilliant campaign last year he has been in fine form again this term, scoring eight goals while providing 21 assists in 35 appearances across all competitions.

Poyet praised Ziyech’s impact on his team’s attack and said that he is someone who could give the crowd something to be excited about.

“I thought last year he was outstanding, every time he got the ball you thought something would happen with creating chances and scoring goals,” the Uruguayan told Goal.

“He is more direct but he always tries to affect the offensive play of the team which is exciting for people.

“When people go to watch football, they pay to watch teams win but also see something special.

“I think he is that kind of player to bring something to excite people in the stands to get people buying tickets.

“I was very surprised at the situation where he signs four days after January for next season. I couldn’t get it around my head but people have forgotten about his signing.

“In January, people thought Pedro, Willian and [Olivier] Giroud were going to have an exciting new player to come in.”

Ziyech, 27, is likely to be a starter straight away at Stamford Bridge, despite the fierce competition in his position.

Pedro and Willian could leave in the summer which would mean he would compete with Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic for a starting berth.

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