Chelsea snap up Moroccan international

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Dutch side Ajax Amsterdam have confirmed winger Hakim Ziyech will join English outfit, Chelsea.

“Ajax and Chelsea have reached an agreement for the transfer of Hakim Ziyech. The player will join the Premier League club on July 1st 2020 and will finish the season in Amsterdam,” confirmed Ajax in a statement.

“The clubs have agreed a deal of €40 million euros. This sum could potentially increase to a maximum of €44 million, with variable factors.

“The contract of the Moroccan player lasts until the 30th of June 2022. Ziyech was born on March 19, 1993 in Dronten. He made his debut for Ajax on 11 September 2016 in the match against Vitesse (1-0).”

The Moroccan international has to date played 160 official matches and scored 49 goals.

In 2018, Ziyech was named Dutch Footballer of the Year.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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