Former Chelsea star admits Blues signing is better than him and will bring more fans to Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea have long completed the signing of highly rated Ajax star Hakim Ziyech, as the Blues beat competition from other top European sides for the players’ signature.

Ziyech will join the rest of the team when the season is concluded, and the Moroccan is exciting former Chelsea star Gus Poyet.

Poyet has hailed the attacking qualities of Ziyech and believes that the Morocco international will thrill Chelsea fans next season.

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“I thought last year he was outstanding, every time he got the ball you thought something would happen with creating chances and scoring goals,” the Uruguayan told Goal.

“He is more individual than I was! He is more direct but he always tries to affect the offensive play of the team which is exciting for people. When people go to watch football, they pay to watch teams win but also see something special.

“I think he is that kind of player to bring something to excite people in the stands to get people buying tickets.”

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