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Chelsea Make First Major Signing Under Frank Lampard

Timothy Aiyeku

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Hakim Ziyech

Frank Lampard was named the Chelsea manager last summer and he has worked with little or no resources until now. The ex-Blues midfielder was unable to sign new players when he assumed the role of a manager at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea were banned from making transfers last summer by FIFA after they were found culpable in their transfer dealings relating to players under the age of 18.

They were handed a two-window transfer ban before the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) reduced the ban to just one transfer window.

Chelsea were free to sign players last month but manager Frank Lampard and the fans were left disappointed as they failed to sign anyone.

The club has been able to appease both Frank Lampard and the Blues Faithfuls with the signing of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

The Moroccan international player will join Chelsea from Ajax Amsterdam in the summer as confirmed by the Dutch champions.

Hakim Ziyech has been a key player for Ajax Amsterdam in the last three years and he will join Chelsea this summer in a £38m deal.

He was part of the Morocco squad that made the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia as the North African country failed to go beyond the first round.

Hakim Ziyech could be the man for the job as the long-term replacement for Eden Hazard who left Chelsea for Real Madrid at the start of this campaign.

Eden Hazard spent seven years at Chelsea before leaving the club with one year left on his then contract with the West Londoners.

He was able to attain legendary status at Chelsea after playing a major part in the squad that won two Premier League titles plus two Europa League titles including the one from the last campaign via a 4-1 win over Arsenal.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.