Hakim Ziyech fires dig at Saudi Club Al Nassr over failed medical

Hakim Ziyech
Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech has taken to social media to make fun of his failed move to Al Nassr.

The Moroccan international was set to join the Saudi Pro League on a lucrative contract and become Cristiano Ronaldo’s teammate.

The deal was hanging in the balance when the medical service revealed that Ziyech had a knee problem. As a result, Al Nassr attempted to renegotiate his contract but was unable to reach an agreement, despite Chelsea’s willingness to lower the transfer fee and get the deal over the line.

Ziyech is now back on holiday ahead of his planned return to Cobham for pre-season training and spent some time back on the pitch, testing his reportedly troublesome knee and laughing off Al Nassr’s assessment on his Instagram.

Should the move go through, Ziyech would become the fourth player to swap Stamford Bridge for Saudi Arabia this summer.

N’Golo Kante joined champions Al Ittihad after his contract expired at the end of June, linking up with reigning Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema.

Kalidou Koulibaly was then signed by Al Hilal, ending his one-year spell at Chelsea, while goalkeeper Edouard Mendy was sold to Al Ahli.

Meanwhile, Mateo Kovacic and Kai Havertz have moved on to other Premier League clubs, heading to Manchester City and Arsenal respectively. Mason Mount’s deal with Manchester United is expected to be announced soon.

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