Hakim Ziyech asks to leave Chelsea
Italian newspaper "Corriere Dello Sport" confirmed that Moroccan striker Hakim Ziyech would ask to leave during a meeting with Chelsea's executive director, Marina Granovskaia.
The newspaper stated that Ziyech would seek to meet Chelsea’s executive director, Marina Granovskaya, to demand that he be allowed to leave next summer, taking advantage of some Italian clubs’ interest in his services, including Roma, Juventus and Milan.
Ziyech scored two goals and gave 4 assists in 19 games with Chelsea in all competitions during this season, and his situation was affected by injuries, and his role has decreased since the arrival of German coach Thomas Tuchel, who gave the Moroccan player only 69 minutes in the last 3 games.
Ziyech’s situation is further complicated with Chelsea achieving positive results during the German coach’s reign, which may delay his return to the starting line-up for the team, which is currently ranked fifth in the English Premier League with 39 points.
Tuchel justified the exclusion of Ziyech from the starting line-up by saying that the former Ajax striker needs to adapt to the nature of competition in the English Premier League, which is different from what he is used to in the Netherlands.
Ziyech, 27, has a contract with the London club until 2025. Leaving on loan to one of the teams interested in his services may be a solution that satisfies all parties, in light of most major clubs facing financial crises due to the Corona pandemic’s repercussions.