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Gustavo Poet thinks it was bizarre for Chelsea not to sign any in January and then to announce a deal a few days after Hakim Ziak.
Frank Lampard’s side confirmed in February that Ajax star Jiach would take a fee to Stamford Bridge after the 2019-20 season, with fees reaching 44 million.
Poet believes the Moroccan star could prove an exciting addition to the Premier League, with the former Chelsea midfielder not understanding why the move was announced so quickly after the club failed to sign any during the transfer window.
A transfer ban prevented Chelsea from bringing in new faces before the start of the season, but Lampard insisted on the need to tighten, with no new players signed after the ban was lifted in early January.
Asked about his views on Zeech, who has spent four years with Choice and won the FA Cup, Cup Winners’ Cup and UEFA Super Cup, Poet told Status Performer: “Very good player, very interesting player.”
He continued: “I don’t understand – and I’m not criticizing anyone – why what happened this summer, not being able to sign players, why Chelsea have to go in January with the possibility of signing players,” and three days later, four days later. Later, they announce that they will sign a player for next year. It’s not normal, right?
“I’m not saying it’s bad, but I’ve lost it a bit because you complain a lot about not being able to buy, then you have a chance to buy and you don’t and then when the transfer window closes you announce that you bought one.
“Excluding that, I think they’ve got the quality of a player that fans will enjoy watching. Obviously, it’s going to be a time of adaptation, and it depends on where you come from, your character and how they can act, but If he adapts himself to the strength and power of the Premier League, I think he’s going to be a player. Elati going to enjoy.
“The technically talented can score a lot of skills and he can create things for the team.”
14 – Day 14 of the match, Hakim Zyach assists his tenth league goal of the season; He is the only player with 10+ assists in each of the last six Eredivisie campaigns. Wizardry. # OptaEredivisie1920 pic.twitter.com/BH4gHhVkYQ
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