Too soon? Ziyech compared to Ajax greats like Dennis Bergkamp, Johan Cruyff and Marco van Basten

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So much has been about Chelsea’s signing of Hakim Ziyech, and the Moroccan winger is expected to light up the Premier League next season.

Ziyech has spent only four years in Ajax, but he lit up the Dutch side within those years, and has been named as their best player for three consecutive seasons.

In 2019, he was selected as one of the 20 best players in the UEFA Champions League for the 2018–19 season.

Dutch football commentator Jan Roelfs, has now compared the 27-year-old to Ajax heroes such as Dennis Bergkamp, Johan Cruyff and Marco van Basten.

“Ziyech will not be lost in England, he has so much quality,” Roelfs told NOS.

“When I make a list of Ajax players, I think of Johan Cruyff, Marco van Basten, Dennis Bergkamp and Hakim Ziyech, in that order. I really think he is close to that as a stylist.

“I go to the stadium for someone like Ziyech – that is an important condition for me. There are a few football players like that.”

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