Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech reveals two clubs he came close to joining
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Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech reveals two clubs he came close to joining

Chelsea new star Hakim Ziyech has revealed he was close to signing for another club two seasons ago. 

Chelsea reached an agreement with Ajax in February for the signature of Ziyech but spent the remainder of the season in Holland. The Moroccan has revealed he came close to joining Arsenal and Barcelona while in Amsterdam. 

"Two years ago I was almost moving somewhere else, but it didn't happen," said Ziyech. "And for myself, looking back now, I'm happy it didn't."

"Because from that moment I had an incredible journey with Ajax as well, and an amazing time. I improved a lot on the highest stage in Europe."

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