Hakim Ziyech speaks out as Chelsea complete transfer after personal terms agreed

Hakim Ziyech has spoken about how “delighted and proud” he is to join Chelsea with the Ajax midfielder officially signing a five-year deal with the Blues.

Ziyech will move to Stamford Bridge in the summer with Chelsea agreeing a £33.5m deal for the 26-year-old.

A deal was announced earlier this month however it is now confirmed with Ziyech having agreed personal terms.

And the Moroccan was quick to express his happiness with having sealed the next step of his impressive career.

"I am delighted and proud to have signed for such a huge club as Chelsea," Ziyech told the club's official website.

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"I am looking forward to next season and hope we can achieve great things together."

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “We are delighted Hakim will be joining us in the summer, having been a key target of the club’s in this last window.

“He has consistently been one of the most dangerous attacking players in Europe in recent years, which we saw first-hand in our two games against Ajax in the Champions League.

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“We wish Hakim and Ajax all the best for the rest of the season and look forward to welcoming him to Stamford Bridge in the summer.”

Blues boss Frank Lampard is looking forward to welcoming the attacking midfielder.

He said: “Well I think he is a fantastic player and first came into my eye line during their run in the Champions League last season.

“He was one of their standout players against Tottenham, of course. And then we’ve come up against him twice this season so I know a lot about him.

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“I know his qualities, he has a great left foot, generally plays off the right but can play behind the front man.

“And when you look at us this season there are maybe games where we have struggled to unlock the door.

“He is a player we hope can bring that bit of creativity, bring something different, he scores goals and gets assists.”

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