The planned transfer of Moroccan international, Hakim Ziyech, from Chelsea to Paris Saint-Germain has hit a major roadblock after France’s football governing body, the LFP, denied PSG’s appeal to complete the move. The LFP held a commission meeting on Wednesday to discuss the appeal and decided not to allow the transfer to go through, as per reports from RMC and Téléfoot.
This was one of the biggest transfer stories of the deadline day and as the clock ticked towards midnight, there was still no confirmation of the move. Reports in L’Équipe suggested that there was a computer error inside the LFP, which led to PSG’s appeal, however, that appeal has now been denied. The reason behind the denial was the paperwork was still incorrect and was not submitted before time ran out.
Chelsea twice sent the paperwork over, but it was missing a signature, according to L’Équipe. Ziyech, 29, had fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge after the arrivals of Mykhailo Mudryk, Noni Madueke, and Joāo Félix in January. Despite his strong showing at the World Cup where he helped Morocco reach the semi-finals, Ziyech has only made 10 Premier League appearances and only four starts this season.
This denial of the appeal to complete the transfer of Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea to Paris Saint-Germain is a major setback for the Parisian club. The PSG midfield expected the Moroccan international’s creativity and skill to bring a significant impact on the team’s performance. The LFP’s decision not to allow the transfer to go through has come as a surprise to many and raises questions about the future of Hakim Ziyech at Chelsea.
The future of Hakim Ziyech remains uncertain as the transfer window closes, but the football world will surely continue to captivate with his transfer saga in the coming days. Regardless of the outcome, the talented Moroccan international will surely be in high demand, and the football world will continue to captivate the transfer saga in the coming days to see where he will play in the future.