Chelsea dream boy Hakim Ziyech has been named Ajax player of the Year for 2019, as the 27-year-old win it third time in a row.
Hakim Ziyech will join Chelsea in July 1st as the opening of summer transfer window The Score Nigeria reports.
Ziyech has had a wonderful career in the Eredivisie, amassing an unbelievable 79 goals and 97 assists in 216 matches between 2016 and now. He is somewhat of a late bloomer, as his top-class quality has really only begun to show on a larger scale over the past year or two, particularly with Ajax’s cinderella run to the Champions League semi-final last year.
“I was named ‘Ajacied of the year’ for the third time in a row, such an honour. I will never forget the past 4 years at this amazing club, thanks to everyone at Ajax. But most of all i want to thank the fans who made sure that these memories will last forever.”
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The Moroccan international was hot property for a while, particularly around the recent January transfer window, but Chelsea snapped up his services for an extremely modest £36m. When similar-level players like Nicolas Pepe and Bruno Fernandes are moving for twice that amount, you can tell Chelsea have pulled off a stormer – if Ziyech performs in the Premier League, of course.
‘I am happy to take the next step, but you don’t want to end it like this. It feels as if you didn’t pass the exams, that’s how it feels. You’re powerless. It doesn’t feel like the season ended successfully.’ – Hakim Ziyech on leaving Ajax following the Eredivisie cancellation
The 27-year-old Moroccan international is expected to join Chelsea as fans in anticipating to welcome him to the club