Former Chelsea star gives disappointing verdict following Chelsea’s surprise signing of Ziyech

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Chelsea beat competition to sign Hakim Ziyech from Ajax early in February, and the Blues have been hailed for sealing the deal as well as signing the quality Ajax star for a cheap fee.

Former Chelsea star Gus Poyet has hailed Chelsea’s signing of Ziyech but has revealed his disappointment that the Blues couldn’t get any deal done in the January transfer window especially after the club fought hard to get the transfer ban lifted.

“Ziyech has plenty of quality,” Poyet told talkSPORT. “He’ll be an exciting player for the fans.

“I was just disappointed Chelsea didn’t get any players in January, to be honest.

“You cannot have the season you’re having with the transfer ban. Then you go to the appeal – probably spend a lot of money getting that appeal – and showing everybody you want the appeal, and after having the chance to sign in January, you don’t and you sign someone on February 12. It’s strange.

“It’s a new situation, especially for Frank Lampard and his staff. I hope they are able to keep dealing with the situation in the best possible way and finish in the top four.”

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