Man Utd, Milan and the clubs that could sign Chelsea outcast Hakim Ziyech

Karan Tejwani
Karan Tejwani 13 Aug 2022 11:50 BST 4 min read
Hakim Ziyech, Chelsea, 2021/22

Hakim Ziyech hasn’t had the best time at Chelsea, having a Blues career with great moments that were too few and too far in between.

Chelsea are now open to letting the Moroccan go, and while there isn’t too much concrete interest in him, there’s still a good player to be signed.

He’s reportedly valued at just £8 million, with Chelsea having signed him for £36 million back in 2020, and many sides could see good returns in this deal.

So, which clubs would Ziyech suit should he move in this window?

Manchester United

The link between Erik ten Hag and Hakim Ziyech seems obvious – the winger thrived when he was with him at Ajax, and played the best football of his career.

Ten Hag has reportedly asked for his signing once again, seeing as the option is there, but some reports suggest the club have blocked the deal.

Seeing as United are short in attack – especially on the right wing – a deal this cheap wouldn’t be the worst decision this summer.

Milan

Milan have been linked with a move for Ziyech throughout the summer, and have been haggling over a deal as they’ve been working on Charles De Ketelaere’s transfer.

The Italian champions want a loan deal with an option to buy at the end of it, but the Blues are looking for a deal that sees Ziyech leave regardless at the end of next season.

That’s forced them to cool their interest, leaving Ziyech frustrated, but it’s still a deal worth pursuing as it would benefit all three parties.

Leeds United

This seems like a left-field choice, but one that would make sense for all three parties once again, as Leeds would be getting a high-calibre player for a low fee.

They’ve been looking for a right-sided player since Raphinha’s departure, and Ziyech could fill that void, with Leeds having to fork out a small fee.

The Whites love a flamboyant winger, and bringing Ziyech to Elland Road would be a smart call that may just allow him to reinvigorate his career in a less-pressurizing environment.

Inter

Chelsea and Inter have already engaged in business this year after the loan return of forward Romelu Lukaku, and there may be more on the cards.

Many believe Ziyech would thrive in Italy because of his qualities including his speed and dribbling, and that would work well at a team like Inter.

There’s space in the team following Alexis Sanchez’s departure, and Ziyech could take up that spot, while Inter could snap a target away from their rivals.

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