Sources in Turkey are reporting that Hakim Ziyech will be at the Ataturk Stadium tonight at 22.30 local time to complete his move to Galatasaray.
It’s been a torrid two years for the winger at Chelsea, with the last 8 months particularly painful. After a long spell out of form and out of favour, Ziyech had a deadline day move to PSG lined up in January, only for an administrative error to cause the whole thing to collapse at (literally) the last minute.
Galatasaray & Chelsea consider Hakim Ziyech deal agreed. All documents are ready. 🟡🔴🤝🏻 #Galatasaray
Just waiting for signature and then deal completed — Ziyech, expected to travel to Istanbul tonight. pic.twitter.com/R5uZMpliGH
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 18, 2023
Things didn’t get any worse this summer. After another half season wasted on the bench, a lucrative move to Saudi Arabia collapsed after issues with his medical.
Two bad experiences in a row have meant that everyone has been cautious to report this latest deal as being done – but Turkish journalists are now all reporting that it’s a done deal. Details on the terms are still very unclear – but it seems all parties are just happy to have him move on as soon as possible.