Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech was in the French capital on Tuesday, waiting for The Blues and Paris Saint-Germain to finalize a loan transfer. The 29-year-old had his heart set on joining the reigning Ligue 1 champions; however, the move didn’t occur.
The Premier League side sent the wrong documents on three occasions resulting in PSG not being able to register the player before the January transfer window closes. So now Ziyech remains at Stamford Bridge, figuring out his next move.
Nonetheless, talkSPORT’s Ally McCoist advised the 2022 FIFA World Cup semifinalist, urging him to work hard at Chelsea and revisit the PSG move in the summer.
“Maybe it will happen in the summer; that’s all [Ziyech] can do,” McCoist said on Thursday’s “talkSPORT Breakfast.” “There’s no use sitting in and moaning and [get] on with it because you’ll know he’ll be helping himself. He’ll not be helping Chelsea and the fans will just completely turn against him.
“I think there’s got to [got to be an] acceptance that mistakes [have] been made. Nothing [he] can do about it now. Nothing they can do about it now. I mean, in this day and age, it’s poor, it’s really poor.”
“It’s really, really poor!” 😡🔵
“The only thing he can do is work his socks off, and try and get the move in summer.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) February 2, 2023
PSG did appeal the loan transfer to the Ligue de Football Professionnel, but it was denied despite the commission blaming Chelsea for the failed loan transfer. So now the only place Ziyech can go to in Europe is a Turkish club, as their winter transfer window closes on Feb. 8.
However, if heading to Turkey isn’t a move that the Morocco international, then the forward does have to stick it out at Chelsea.
Ziyech is under contract until 2025, so Chelsea and the winger will have to make do with the situation for these next few months. Then perhaps in the summer, he can get his transfer, whether it be at PSG or elsewhere.