Hakim Ziyech’s loan move to French Ligue 1 outfit PSG will no longer happen, following Chelsea’s wrong paperwork and documentation surrounding the deal.
The Moroccan international had appeared to have secured a deadline day move from West London to the French capital, but the move hit a major problem last night after key paperwork was sent off late. Reports in France suggested that Chelsea sent the wrong documentation on several occasions.
PSG then lodged an appeal to the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), which was subsequently rejected by the governing body.
The situation left Ziyech in Paris – unable to sign for the Ligue 1 champions – and now, after PSG launched an appeal to France’s governing body, the winger will have to prepare himself for another six months in the English capital.
The development is also a huge blow Christophe Galtier’s side, had been searching for a winger all throughout the window. PSG were left infuriated with Chelsea after the club sent the wrong documentation for Hakim Ziyech’s move three times, describing the situation as a ‘class A circus’ following the deal’s collapse.
Ziyech who moved to Stamford Bridge in a £35.5m pounds deal from Ajax in 2020, has endured a turbulent spell in West London in the last two years. He has made 10 Premier League appearances this season for Graham Potter’s side, failing to find the back of the net and has only registered one assist.
Ziyech’s loan move would have seen him link up with fellow countryman Achraf Hakimi at PSG. Both men starred for Morocco in their run to the semi-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
A poor first half of the season coupled with the Blues acquisition of the likes of Mykhailo Mudryk, Joao Felix (on loan) and Noni Madueke in the January transfer window, led to the attacker seeking a move elsewhere as it was apparent he would be on the periphery of the Chelsea squad at Stamford Bridge.