Even after a strong comeback at Stamford Bridge after an exceptional World Cup where he was one of the architects of the exceptional course of the Atlas Lions (semi-finalists), the Moroccan international Hakim Ziyech is still far from securing his starting place at Chelsea.
Author of impressive performances, when he is established by Graham Potter, Ziyech is always in an uncomfortable situation within the Blues, which could push him to look elsewhere.
Initially tracked by AC Milan and his former club, Ajax Amsterdam, the Atlas Lion did not reach a satisfactory (financial) agreement with the two clubs.
Today, it is Newcastle, a candidate for the Premier League podium, which is positioning itself to secure the services of Ziyech, in the same way as two other Blues, namely Conor Gallagher, Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
According to information from The Telegraph, the club bought by a Saudi fund appreciates the density in the midfield of the Moroccan and wishes to recruit him.
It could be the perfect time for 29-year-old Hakim Ziyech to get a change of scenery, as as well as having limited playing time at Chelsea (14 appearances in all competitions, or 519 minutes this season), he also faces at the arrivals of Joao Felix and Mykhailo Mudryk, who will nail him even more to the bench.