It is all but official now for the Blues!
Chelsea have more or less wrapped up the deal for Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech. And the Ajax boss Ten Haag has now confirmed that Chelsea are set to take away the attacking player.
“Ziyech to Chelsea? A transfer was coming, we expected it to happen” he said.
“And I actually already expected this one or two years earlier. And each time it was: ‘Wow, he stayed again’. We are just happy that we will still have him until the end of the season.”
Ten Hag added: “I am not surprised by the news about Ziyech. I know that our players are very popular with the big clubs in Europe. That is just great.
“I have known for a long time what Hakim wants. He has a picture in mind. He knows exactly which clubs he finds interesting and which ones are not.
“Chelsea are a fantastic club. When it is final, I am very happy for Hakim, and I am very proud of him.”
The Blues have agreed a €45million deal for the summer. Ziyech has been one of Holland’s Dutch leagues finest performers and best creators – something Chelsea will find handful.