Chelsea aren’t any strangers to splashing the money with a purpose to safe the perfect expertise to hitch the membership. Tens of millions have been spent over the earlier 20 years to deliver the Blues as much as a degree the place they’ll repeatedly problem for glory and following 5 Premier League titles, two Champions League trophies and a handful of different home silverware, the technique seems to be working.
After all, it isn’t with out its faults as until you have got a near-flawless scouting community, massive cash might be spent on gamers who will naturally underachieve and fail to dwell as much as the lofty expectations.
The likes of Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic and Romelu Lukaku have all arrived on the membership just lately for extortionate sums and notably underperformed.
Nevertheless, there may be one participant particularly that Frank Lampard signed who is constant to bleed the membership dry; Hakim Ziyech.
What wage is Ziyech on at Chelsea?
The Moroccan winger agreed to hitch the membership from Ajax in February 2020 for a payment believed to be £33.3m earlier than becoming a member of up with Lampard and his new workforce that summer time forward of the 2020/21 marketing campaign.
His kind for the Dutch facet throughout 2018/19 was merely gorgeous and was clearly an enormous issue within the membership signing him. He performed a key half as Ajax reached the semi-finals of the Champions League whereas registering a mightily spectacular 45 aim contributions throughout all competitions – 21 objectives and 24 assists.
His spell at Chelsea to this point has been a disappointment in comparison with the statistics he registered for the Eredivisie facet and throughout 102 video games, he has scored simply 14 objectives and grabbed 11 assists, a far cry from the numbers he was anticipated to achieve upon his arrival.
Certainly, this season has been horrible even by his requirements. Ziyech has only one help from 19 matches, and it’s no surprise he has been described as “lazy” by the supporters, together with podcaster Ryan Whitney.
With the January spending spiralling uncontrolled, Graham Potter might want to transfer on some deadwood through the summer time with a purpose to stability the books and the winger needs to be the primary title to go. Throughout his close to three-year spell on the membership, the participant has rinsed Chelsea of £49m, combining his switch payment alongside together with his £100k-per-week wages.
Hopefully, the Englishman will pay attention to his predecessor’s failings and spend correctly within the switch market to keep away from costly duds ransacking the membership even additional.