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Ajax director Edwin van der Sar has summoned Hakim Ziyech to “make the next step” at Chelsea following his transfer to west London. The Blues agreed a £33m deal with Ajax earlier this season to sign the promising Morocco international.
Ziyech is set to link up with his Chelsea team-mates in the coming weeks after the African star decided to accept a new challenge following four seasons at Ajax.
Former Manchester United and Fulham goalkeeper Van der Sar, who is currently a director at Ajax, sent Ziyech a heartfelt message on Twitter ahead of his move to the English capital.
Van der Sar wrote on Twitter: “Dear Hakim, we have enjoyed your absolute brilliance on the pitch for 4 years. You’ve matured immensely and showed us an immense work ethic in the games you’ve played. Now it’s time for you to make the next step. All the best in London.”
Ziyech netted 49 times in 165 games for Ajax during his four-season spell at the Amsterdam Arena.