Ajax's Moroccan midfielder Hakim Ziyech
Ajax's Moroccan midfielder Hakim Ziyech Image Credit: AFP

London: Chelsea agreed to sign winger Hakim Ziyech from Ajax at the end of the season on Thursday for 40 million euros.

Ajax said the Morocco winger will join Chelsea on July 1 after finishing the season. Chelsea said personal terms with Ziyech have yet to be concluded.

Ziyech was a key player for Ajax in their run to the Champions League semi-finals last season, often cutting inside from the right flank. He also won the Dutch league last year and was Dutch player of the season in 2018.

He has scored 49 goals in 160 competitive games for Ajax since arriving from Twente in 2016.

Ajax could receive another 4 million euros for Ziyech “with variable factors” the Dutch club said.