After a failed PSG switch, Chelsea attacker Hakim Ziyech is wanted in a surprise loan move: Reports

After Hakim Ziyech’s unsuccessful move to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Besiktas are said to be interested in signing him on loan from Chelsea. In the final days of last month, the 29-year-old Ziyech was close to securing a temporary transfer to PSG.

However, the Blues failed to complete the winger’s formal registration as a loan signing in time due to the Blues sending the wrong documents three times. According to The Telegraph, the Morocco international, who has 50 caps, has been dissatisfied ever since.

A technical operator with a left foot who is known for his set-piece goals. After the arrival of Mykhailo Mudryk and Joao Felix, it is anticipated that he will have difficulty obtaining first-team minutes at Stamford Bridge for the remainder of the 2022-23 season.

Gokmen Ozcan, a journalist for Fanatik, claims that Besiktas are evaluating their options for luring Ziyech away from Chelsea in the coming days. Before the February 8 winter deadline, the Super Lig giants’ hierarchy is evaluating the cost of a possible loan deal.

Ziyech, who is contracted at Stamford Bridge until June 2025, has only started four games this season in the Premier League. He is likely to take advantage of a second loan opportunity to play first-team minutes. Ziyech was also on the radar of AC Milan, AS Roma, Newcastle United, and even Everton before being linked to PSG.

In 98 games for Chelsea, Ziyech has scored 14 goals and provided 11 assists since joining from Ajax in 2020 for around £33 million.

Christophe Galtier, manager of PSG, discusses the failed attempt to acquire Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea:

PSG manager Christophe Galtier discussed Hakim Ziyech’s failure to move after his team’s 3-1 Ligue victory at Montpellier. He stated, “We were unable to make it work with the player we targeted for a variety of reasons. The young players will get a chance to play in the second half of the season because I have good players. Naturally, you must exercise caution to avoid injuries and exhaustion in a busy schedule.”

Galtier went on to share his thoughts regarding the flaws that Chelsea possesses: “The team we had at the beginning of the season is satisfactory. Sadly, we could have strengthened it after Pablo [Sarabia] left for Wolverhampton Wanderers on a £4.4 million deal. We weren’t able to do it. My opinion is that our club does not bear the burden. That’s the way life is, and we look ahead.”

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