Will Hakim Ziyech leave Chelsea this summer? Several clubs seem to be positioning themselves for the Moroccan international, including Atletico Madrid who would like to hire his services this summer.
Atletico Madrid are “seriously considering” signing Hakim Ziyech in the next transfer window. Diego Simeone clearly believes he can bring the 29-year-old midfielder back to the level he showed at Ajax Amsterdam.
This isn’t the first time Ziyech has been linked with a move away from Chelsea. Previously, there had been talk of a transfer in the form of a loan to FC Barcelona, who had chosen Ferran Torres (Manchester City). A move to Borussia Dortmund also didn’t take off, so Ziyech simply stayed in London.
Bayern Munich were also interested alongside Serie A giants Inter Milan and La Liga bigwigs Barcelona, although it’s unclear if they retain hope of signing him next summer transfer window. There could be other clubs in the mix if his situation becomes clearer.
Atletico Madrid are the latest team to show interest in the Moroccan star. Diego Simeone is always looking for experienced players who can improve his team. Ziyech is playing with a style that could suit the Rojiblancos, who have struggled for creativity this season.
Bringing in a player who could create chances for the strikers on a regular basis is on Simeone’s agenda. Financially, Atletico could pay the costs necessary to remove the star from Chelsea, although the major problems remain with the English club and its situation due to the sanctions imposed on its owner.
Roman Abramovich’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin led to the British government sanctioning him, which also affected operations at Chelsea.
As part of the sanctions, the Blues are unable to buy or sell players, which could put in doubt a possible departure of Ziyech.
Moreover, Chelsea may not be in a rush to sell their player who has a contract until 2025. However, things could be different if Ziyech demands an exit to join a team like Atletico Madrid, where he can have a bigger role.