Why signing Chelsea’s Ziyech makes sense for Milan

Milan are reportedly in talks with Chelsea for Hakim Ziyech and the move seems to make perfect sense from a Rossoneri perspective.

One of the positions that clearly needs to be strengthened this summer is the number 10 or playmaker role, the one who sits behind the striker. Last season, Stefano Pioli mostly used Brahim Diaz or Rade Krunic and neither managed to particularly impress, so it’s important for the club to give the coach another option.

Reports from Italy suggest that Ziyech has handed in a transfer request to Chelsea and that he could join Milan on a loan deal worth around €6-7m, with a buy option possibly attached. Negotiations between the two clubs is expected to fully kick off next week.

Ziyech only made 14 Premier League starts last campaign under Thomas Tuchel and now he’s keen to show his qualities, so where better to put them on display than with the reigning Italian champions, who are now looking to defend their Scudetto.

The Moroccan forward is an incredibly intelligent and technical playmaker, known for both his quick feet and well-aimed long balls. He contributes consistently to Chelsea’s attack, providing an average of 4.37 shot-creating actions per 90 minutes and playing 5.17 progressive passes per 90 last season in the Premier League, showing his importance both in the build-up and finishing of the attacking phase.

In the Milan squad, Ziyech would find the space to shine with Serie A’s less physical play and he’d undoubtedly show some of the highlights seen during his time with Ajax. He’s also a versatile forward, meaning he can play on the wings if needed, giving Pioli more tactical options.

One Comment on “Why signing Chelsea’s Ziyech makes sense for Milan”

  1. he’s better than salesmaker, milan should also look at pulisic for the left, Ziyech oon the right

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