Chelsea’s transfer deal for Hakim Ziyech rated by Wolves defender Romain Saiss

Chelsea are on the verge of signing Hakim Ziyech from Ajax (Picture: Getty)

Wolves defender Romain Saiss has backed his Morocco team-mate Hakim Ziyech to be a success in the Premier League ahead of his move to Chelsea.

The Blues have agreed a £38million deal with Ajax to bring Ziyech to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Ziyech, 26, has been a mainstay in Ajax’s team over the past four seasons and helped the Dutch club reach the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.

Discussing his compatriot’s move to Chelsea, Wolves star Saiss says Ziyech has the ability to flourish at a big club in Europe.

He told Sport360: ‘I speak sometimes with him about his future because he deserves to play at a good club, a top league and I hope for him that soon he is going to move.

‘Even if Ajax is a good club I think he can play higher and for an even bigger club.

‘The fans like a player like Hakim, skilful, exciting, and I’m surprised nobody has come for him [before].

Wolves defender Romain Saiss expects his compatriot to thrive in England (Picture: Getty)

‘It would be a good thing for him to play in the Premier League. It’s a good league for him.

‘He did very well in the Champions League for a couple of years and I’m not surprised because he’s a good player.

‘I think he can play for most of the big teams.

‘It was the same for Riyad when he was at Leicester. He needed time before he moved to City and I think it will be the same for Hakim.’

Ziyech is expected to be one of a number of new signings to arrive at Chelsea this summer, with the club failing to bolster Frank Lampard’s squad during the January transfer window.

Lampard also wants to see a striker, a left-back and a centre-back arrive through the doors at Stamford Bridge and is set to oversee a spending spree that could cost more than £150m.

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