Transferred from Ajax Amsterdam to Chelsea, Moroccan international Hakim Ziyech will be unable to compete in the Champions League. The new UEFA rules do not allow this.
After more than 3 months of suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Champions League will be relaunched on August 23 in Lisbon, after an unprecedented final tournament. It will bring together eight teams in the Portuguese capital from August 12.
Except that the Moroccan player Hakim Ziyech, expected at Chelsea on July 1, will not be able to participate with his club which is still in the running.
According to the European Union of Football Associations (UEFA), “It will not be possible for clubs to register newly transferred players to the list of subscribers for the Champions League.”
Clearly, the governing body of the European football governing body does not allow recently transferred players to participate in the final phase of this competition.