FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Group H - Chelsea v Ajax Amsterdam - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - November 5, 2019 Ajax's Hakim Ziyech celebrates their third goal REUTERS/David Klein/File Photo
Hakim Ziyech, Ajax winger, is close to moving to Chelsea FC in the next transfer window with a €45 million transfer fee.
According to Dutch Newspaper De Telegraaf, Ajax and Chelsea reached a verbal agreement over the transfer of the Dutch-born Moroccan winger Ziyech.
Additionally, British news organization Sky Sports, believe that Chelsea were in talks over the transfer of the player during the previous transfer window; however, both clubs didn’t reach a final agreement.
The Moroccan international Ziyech plays as a winger but is also capable of playing the number 10 role with Ajax and the Moroccan national team.
Ziyech established himself as one of the promising talents in Europe after he led his team to UEFA Champions League semi-finals after knocking out Real Madrid and Juventus respectively.
The 26-year-old Ziyech scored 48 goals and contributed with 82 assists in a total of 159 games with Ajax, according to transfermarkt.