Chelsea Moroccan player has been linked with a summer move away from Chelsea and is closing in on a move to Saudi Arabia.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea have now reached a verbal agreement to sell Hakim Ziyech to Al Nassr. The Moroccan playmaker has already agreed personal terms with the Saudi Arabian club and will sign a contract with them until the summer of 2026.
The 30-year-old playmaker has been an underwhelming signing for Chelsea since joining the club from Ajax in a €40 million deal. But he will be hoping to get his career back on track with a move to Saudi Arabia now.
The Moroccan international has previously proven himself at the highest level with Ajax, and he was quite impressive in the 2022 FIFA World Cup with Morocco. There is no doubt that he would be a quality acquisition for Al Nassr, and he is expected to link up with Cristiano Ronaldo at the Saudi Arabian club.
Meanwhile, Chelsea will need to bring in adequate replacements, and they have been linked with a number of midfielders in recent weeks. Meanwhile, Ziyech wanted to join PSG this summer before Al Nassr came calling.
Chelsea had a disappointing 2022/23 campaign and they finished in the bottom half of the table. They will be hoping to get back into the Champions League and must look to bring in better players in order for that to happen.
As for Ziyech, he was struggling to hit top form in the Premier League and will look to get back to his best once again. The midfielder struggled for regular game time at Chelsea. So leaving Stamford Bridge is ideal for him. The transfer will benefit all parties. But it remains to be seen whether Chelsea can reinvest the money into the playing squad properly.
Ziyech remains a quality playmaker on his day, and his ability to open up defences with his vision and long passing ability could prove to be priceless for Al Nassr. The 30-year-old was linked with a move to PSG during the January window, but the move did not materialise. Ziyech will be hoping that the move to Al Nassr is finalised in the next few days.