Explained: Why PSG will appeal failed Ziyech transfer and why he called Chelsea a ‘circus’
Paris Saint-Germain will appeal against the failed transfer of Hakim Ziyech on the final day of the January transfer window.
The Parisians were expected to finalize the transfer of the Moroccan winger after the footballer agreed to the transfer and even flew to Paris to undergo medical examinations.
However, Athletic reports that Chelsea did not send the correct documentation before the end of the transfer market. PSG were left furious by the unprofessional attitude of the “blues”, and according to a source from the club, the Parisians described Chelsea’s behavior as a “first-class circus”.
“Goal.com” confirms that “Stamford Bridge” deliberately sent the wrong documents three times for the transfer of Ziyech only for the deal to fall through. Because of this, PSG will appeal to the Professional League in the hope that they will approve the transfer and oblige Chelsea to hold on to the deal for Ziyech.
“ESPN” adds that the first time Chelsea sent the documents with an error in them, the second time they were not signed, and the third time the “blues” waited until the end of the transfer market before sending them.
In the meantime, the Moroccan will have to return to West London and, barring a Pro League ruling to the contrary, finish out the season at Chelsea. There was also interest in Ziesz from Milan, Roma, RB Leipzig and several Premier League teams, but PSG’s offer was the best.
Ziyech, who will turn 30 in March, has a contract with Chelsea until the summer of 2025, but due to a lack of playing minutes, he may look for a new team again in the summer.
The Moroccan winger has made 15 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea, registering just one assist. However, his appearances have mainly been as a substitute, playing just two full 90 minutes in the Premier League.