Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech is reportedly considering a move to Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr.
Ziyech’s time at Chelsea has been marked by highs and lows since his move from Ajax in 2020. Despite showing flashes of brilliance, the 30-year-old has struggled to cement a regular place in the starting lineup. Last season, he made 24 appearances across all competitions, but failed to find the back of the net, a stark contrast to his eight-goal haul in the previous campaign.
The Moroccan’s potential departure comes as part of a broader restructuring at Chelsea, following their disappointing 12th place finish in the Premier League last season. The club’s hierarchy, led by owner Todd Boehly, is expected to continue their spending spree this summer, with a focus on offloading surplus players and bringing in fresh talent.
Ziyech’s move to Al Nassr, if it materialises, will mark the end of his European career, which has seen him turn out for Heerenveen, Twente, Ajax, and Chelsea. The Saudi Arabian club, which recently signed Cristiano Ronaldo, is reportedly offering a lucrative contract to lure the Moroccan winger.
Interestingly, Ziyech isn’t the only Chelsea player attracting interest from the Middle East. His teammate, N’Golo Kante, is also reportedly close to signing for Al Ittihad, another Saudi club. This trend of high-profile players moving to the Saudi league is making it an increasingly attractive destination.
As the summer transfer window heats up, all eyes will be on Chelsea to see how they navigate this crucial period.