Donny van de Beek backs 26-year-old forward to blossom at Chelsea

By | February 14, 2020

Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek says that teammate Hakim Ziyech will be a perfect addition to Chelsea.

Earlier on Thursday, the two teams formally confirmed that the 26-year-old forward was due to move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

Having managed to found back of the net eight times and provide 16 assists in the Eredivisie and Champions League this campaign, Ziyech has been tipped to be a success in the English top-tier by his fellow midfielder.

Van de Beek told Voetbal Primeur: “I wish him everything and hope he will do very well there. It is a step he deserves in my opinion. He is a fantastic football player, so I am confident that he will do well.

“I think it’s a very nice club with a lot of young players that can grow. I think Hakim will certainly be in the right place. Everyone, of course, had their opinion about that, but I think it’s a nice club for him.”

Morocco international has spent his entire professional career in Dutch football, also playing for Heerenveen and FC Twente

Ziyech has been instrumental for Ajax in the last two season helping last campaign to reach the Champions League semi-finals.