Sky Sports have traced the thread of the evening which saw Hakim Ziyech’s loan from Chelsea to PSG fall through over administrative issues.
But what happened on Tuesday evening for Hakim Ziyech’s loan to Paris Saint-Germain to fail in the last minutes of the transfer window? Sky Sports retraces the thread of an evening which will have turned into a fiasco for the club of the capital.
It was Tuesday noon that the Moroccan international left London to join Paris, in the hope that the two clubs find an agreement for his loan. Initially, the discussions stumbled on the inclusion or not of a purchase option in the loan, and on the distribution of the salary of the player. At the start of the evening, an agreement was reached, and Ziyech was in the premises of PSG, with his agents. That’s when the Blues’ silence started to get ominous.
At 9:40 p.m., PSG sent Chelsea the document to be completed, 1 hour 20 minutes before the transfer window closed. Without news from the Blues, the leaders of the French champions called London four times, at 10:46 p.m. and 10:50 p.m., without receiving an answer. This is where it got ridiculous. Chelsea returned a document at 10:55 p.m., but it was the wrong paper. Then, in the process, the Blues returned two other unsigned documents. At 11:03 p.m., PSG received the correct version, and transmitted it to the LFP within a minute. In vain. Because after the hour, it is no longer the hour.
The timeline of Hakim Ziyech’s failed move to PSG. 😱 pic.twitter.com/3CubYIwtkU
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On the Chelsea side, this mess is justified by the need to conclude at the same time the transfer of Enzo Fernandez, the most expensive in the history of the Premier League. The Ziyech case was not a priority…
Still according to Sky Sports, the Moroccan was still in Paris this Wednesday, in anger “incandescent” against his club. The former Ajax player had done everything to encourage his departure to PSG, he was ready to pay part of the sum out of his own pocket, if necessary, and he sent text messages on Tuesday evening. to Todd Boehly, the owner of the Blues, to inquire. All that for this…