It is now official!
Ajax wing master Hakim Ziyech will join English side Chelsea next summer for a fee of €40 million.
Reports on Wednesday had indicated a deal was imminent, but Dutch side Ajax confirmed the deal in a press statement and also through a series of tweets.
“Ajax and Chelsea have reached an agreement for the transfer of Hakim Ziyech. The player will join the Premier League club on July 1st 2020 and will finish the season in Amsterdam,” the statement said.
“The clubs have agreed a deal of € 40 million euros. This sum could potentially increase to a maximum of € 44 million, with variable factors.”
His contract will last until the 30th of June 2022.
Ziyech was born on March 19, 1993 in Dronten.
He made his debut for Ajax on 11 September 2016 in the match against Vitesse (1-0).
The Moroccan international has played 160 official matches in the 1st team of Ajax and scored 49 goals.
With Ajax he won the Johan Cruyff Shield this season.
Last year he became champion of the Netherlands with Ajax and he also won the KNVB Cup.
In 2018, Ziyech was named Dutch footballer of the year.