Hakim Ziyech's move to Al Nassr was all set to go through. The Moroccan was due to sign for the Saudi club, but nothing came of it. The transfer will not go ahead unless there is a huge turnaround in fortunes.
Hakim Ziyech was due to join the contingent of players from European leagues heading for Saudi Arabia.But when the going gets tough, the tough get going.The Chelsea player has failed his medical.He will not be signing for Al Nassr, the club where Cristiano Ronaldo plays.The reason for this setback: Al Nassr's doctors have detected problems with the Moroccan's knee. As a result, negotiations with the Blues came to an end.
However, everything was in place between the two clubs. Al Nassr had in fact reached an agreement with Chelsea. At the same time, the Saudi club had agreed to pay Hakim Ziyech between €12 and €13 million a year. Another blow for the former Ajax man.
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◉ As in January when he underwent medical tests at PSG , Al Nassr has identified a knee problem for Hakim Ziyech. He underwent further tests at PSG.
◉ The club has doubts about signing him now.
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Aborted transfer to PSG
Yes, it's not the first time this year that Hakim Ziyech's move from Chelsea has fallen through at the last minute.As long ago as January, the left-footed player was on the verge of joining Paris Saint-Germain on the final day of the winter transfer window. Unfortunately, the Parisian club had also detected... a problem with his knee. To make matters worse, his transfer was hampered by administrative problems. Chelsea reportedly sent incomplete documents. Whatever the case, he returned to London to relive his daily nightmare.
In sporting terms, Hakim Ziyech has also had a black year.In all competitions, he started just 9 of the 24 games he played.He provided 3 assists and scored no goals.The only bright spot was Morocco's run to the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup.It now remains to be seen what the 30-year-old will do this summer. He still has two years left on his contract with Chelsea.