Hakim Ziash, the new player for Chelsea, expressed his happiness in determining his future and the official date of joining the competing team in the English Premier League, after the cancellation of the Dutch League, which was obliged to complete the season with his team Ajax Amsterdam.
In February, the Moroccan international midfielder, born in the Netherlands, signed a five-year contract that begins next season with the London club, before the game's future is shrouded in mystery, extending the transfer dates due to the Corona pandemic.
"Of course this clarity is reassuring because no one knows what will happen to the transfer period," Ziyash told the Dutch daily Al-Jameen Dagblad.
But he was never worried that his own circumstances might change after football stopped in England last month.
"All I care about is that on the 1st of next July I will become a player in Chelsea, I have not thought of anything else," he said.
The Ziyach season ended after the cancellation of the Dutch League, after the government extended the ban on major public demonstrations, including sports competitions, on Tuesday.
The Dutch Confederation of the game said Friday evening that the Ziyach team will not win the title despite it topping the table when the competition stopped last month.
"I would have preferred to win the title on the field, but if you had to choose one team to win the title, it would be Ajax for me," the Moroccan international commented.
The 27-year-old will leave Ajax after four years, during which he will become the club's icon.
"I did not want to end it (the season) with this picture, but I will still cherish the memories, I left something in Amsterdam, but for me it is time for something new," he concluded.