While stories are circulating in the media about his departure from Chelsea, and even a potential move to Milan, Hakim Ziyech decided on an unusual move. As he announced on social networks, he thanked the Nahim Mondijal agency for their cooperation and in the future, with the help of legal advisors and people he trusts, he will independently make decisions about his football career.
"Nahil Mondial no longer represents me. I thank them for the last 12 years, I wish them all the best. I have reached a point in my life where I feel the time has come for me to take control of my professional life. The time has come for me to take control of my professional future.
I want negotiations and decisions about my career to be made by me. So now my team and I, along with our legal representatives, will take care of things. Professional inquiries should be directed to the contact details in my bio.
I remain incredibly grateful for your continued support”.
An interesting decision by the Moroccan footballer, who does not want his agents to continue shaping his destiny. Time will tell whether it is good.
Maybe it was time for some to stand in the way of intermediaries who seriously influenced the prices of players that went sky high. Since moving to Stamford Bridge in a €40,000,000 transfer from Ajax, Ziyech has made 83 official appearances for the Blues in all competitions and scored 14 goals.
The impression is that more was expected. There is no doubt that there is magic in his legs, which he showed in tandem with Dusan Tadić when he played in Amsterdam. In the Premier League, however, he did not shine that much, in 46 appearances in two seasons, he scored only six goals.
Many clubs are aware of his quality, including Milan. The problem is that AC Milan's priority is Charles De Ketelaere, for whom according to the latest information from the Apennines, they are ready to allocate 30,000,000 euros.
The Belgian wants to go to San Siro, and apparently Leeds United also gave up on the idea of hiring him, aware that they cannot fight with the club to which the young footballer has the ambition to move. Ziyech will have to lower his demands if he plans to move to the ranks of the champions of Italy.
In London, he earns around 5,500,000 euros per season, which Milan is not ready to offer him. An obstacle for the Rossoneri is also the transfer formula, because they cannot afford a loan with the right to buy because they would not be able to take advantage of the tax deductions for his salary.