Ajax Amsterdams chief Edwin van der Sar has revealed that Eredivisie postponement could impact Hakim Ziyech’s transfer to Chelsea. Like all other domestic leagues around Europe, the Dutch league is also on hold due to the Covid19 pandemic. The league has been suspended since 7th of March. Ajax are 1st in the league. They have 56 points from 25 games. Closely followed by AZ Alkmaar. Like the Amsterdam giant, they also have 56 points.
Ziyech was officially announced on the Blues website as the new club’s signing. He is expected to join the club from the 1st of July. But due to the situation of the league, the club might still need the service of the player beyond 1st of July should the league run deep into the summer.
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Van der Sar who spoke on Ajax’s official YouTube channel, stated that the current issues on how to end football seasons amid the global health pandemic, is unclear. He admitted that the club will have to set up a task force to look for available solutions and recommend the necessary steps for the club. He declared that the club will have to speak to Chelsea and see how the two clubs can reach a compromise on the issue regarding the transfer of Ziyech.
Van der Sar, 49, hopes the current season ends before June 30, since it’s the date when many contracts run out; not only players but also sponsors. He admitted the club needed to find a solution to the situation.
Chelsea have also registered their interest in another Ajax player. According to reports the Blues will make a move for Cameroon international Andre Onana. The shot-stopper is considered the ideal replacement for the inconsistent Kepa Arizabalaga. The Blues have sent representatives to watch the player this season.