PSG managed to wrest a deal in extremis from Chelsea for Hakim Ziyech. The 29-year-old striker will play the second half of the season in Paris.
Having failed to convince Inter Milan to sell Milan Skriniar for a check of 10 million euros, Paris Saint-Germain has managed to reach an agreement with Chelsea for the loan of Moroccan international Hakim Ziyech. A loan until the end of the season, without option to buy. Confined to a substitute role at the beginning of the season in London, the former attacking midfielder of Ajax Amsterdam has finally managed to link the games in 2023.
In the wake of his excellent World Cup in Qatar, Achraf Hakimi‘s compatriot has made six consecutive appearances for the Blues, including four as a starter. Arrived in Paris on Monday night, Ziyech has passed his medical check-up in advance at the American hospital in Neuilly. Special attention was paid to one of his knees, but this slight doubt has been removed. The Moroccan international has been waiting all evening in the capital for an agreement between the two clubs.
PSG Mercato : Hakim Ziyech, the ideal reinforcement
In search of an offensive reinforcement to compensate for the departure of Pablo Sarabia, Luis Campos has made a last minute offensive to attract Hakim Ziyech in his nets. A proposal to which the main interested party did not remain insensitive. Seduced by the idea of evolving in the daily life of Messi, Neymar and Mbappé, as well as his companion in the national team Achraf Hakimi, Ziyech did not hesitate to say “yes” to the soccer advisor of Paris SG. The operation was completed in the form of a loan until the end of the season, but without an option to buy.
By acquiring the services of Hakim Ziyech, PSG has acquired a player capable of playing several roles in an attacking formation. Known for the quality of his left foot – which allows him to be decisive regularly by the pass or the shot – the World Cup semi-finalist has demonstrated his ability to play as a right forward, but he can also express himself in an offensive midfield role, leader or relay.