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Hakim Ziyech refuses to rule out Chelsea exit in January transfer window

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Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech was asked if he will return to the Eredivisie in January
Hakim Ziyech was requested if he’ll return to the Eredivisie in January (NOS)

Hakim Ziyech has refused to rule out the potential for leaving Chelsea in the January transfer window.

The 29-year-old has discovered it tough to make an impression at Stamford Bridge since his £33.3 million transfer from Ajax in 2020, and has endured a tough begin to the brand new season having began simply two video games for Chelsea earlier than the World Cup break.

Ziyech was closely linked with a transfer away from Chelsea in the summer season transfer window, with AC Milan, Tottenham and Manchester United all reportedly in the midfielder.

The Morocco worldwide has additionally been urged to return to Ajax in current weeks.

When requested by NOS if he’ll transfer again to the Eredivisie in the January window, Ziyech mentioned after Morocco’s 0-0 draw with Croatia on Wednesday: ‘It’s laborious to say, tough to say.

‘We don’t know what is going to occur in the winter. It’s soccer, so it’s tough to say.’

Croatia's defender #19 Borna Sosa (R) fights for the ball with Morocco's midfielder #07 Hakim Ziyech (R) during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group F football match between Morocco and Croatia at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on November 23, 2022. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
Hakim Ziyech performed in Morocco’s goalless draw with Croatia on Wednesday (AFP by way of Getty)

Ziyech was additionally urged to depart Chelsea by Netherlands legend Marco van Basten final month, who additionally claimed that the Premier League membership have too many gamers in their squad.

‘It is sad and a shame. Ziyech is a great player. We have to see someone like that, we watch TV for such a player and we come to the stadium,’ Van Basten instructed Ziggo Sport.

‘It is a pity for the entire of soccer that he’s on the bench. If these sorts of gamers don’t get minutes, it isn’t good for soccer.

‘There ought to truly be a rule that golf equipment can solely have a sure variety of gamers.

‘So they [Chelsea] have way too many and that actually makes football less interesting. A player like Ziyech could just play at another club and entertain the fans.’

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