Moroccan Hakim Ziash joined his new English football team, Chelsea, according to what was announced last Saturday, and began training with him after moving to the ranks of Ajax Amsterdam.

The 27-year-old international winger will not be able to compete with his new team for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season, as his name is included on the statements of his former team.

This season lasted longer than usual after the competition was suspended for more than three months due to the emerging corona virus.

"After arriving in London on Friday evening, Hakim Ziyash began training in Cobham (the club’s training headquarters) for the first time today," Chelsea said in a statement.

The team published pictures of Ziash performing some individual exercises, and talking to the club's consultant, his former Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech.

The Chelsea website quoted his coach, Frank Lampard, as saying earlier that Ziash will gradually engage in group exercises in the coming weeks, in preparation for the 2020-2021 season.

Chelsea and Ajax announced last February that Ziash had moved from the second to the first in a deal worth 40 million euros, which will come into effect from next season.

The Moroccan international signed a contract that will run until June 2022, ending a four-year career with the Dutch capital club.

Ziyash, known for his steady kicks and precise long-distance passes, scored 49 goals in 160 official matches with Ajax, knowing that he started his career with Heerenveen Dutch (2012-2014), and joined the Capital Club in 2016, coming from Tafnte.

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