Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech suggested he would love to return to his former side Ajax, although he explained things are no longer in his hands.

Hakim Ziyech has never produced consistent performances that many hoped he would in a Chelsea shirt. His time at Ajax before produced plenty of great moments, as the Morrocan spent many successful years scoring 48 goals and providing 81 assists in the Netherlands.

Although he has never hit top gear, the high-profile move to Chelsea certainly fit his stature. Struggling for form and fitness in his first season, Ziyech might be coming to the fore this campaign after steadily playing regularly under Thomas Tuchel.

Ziyech has proved his worth more than once this term, especially after getting the winner against Watford recently, as he keeps growing his reputation as a creative force in this Chelsea side. He already has three goals and as many assists in 15 appearances across all competitions.

The Moroccan’s slow start to the current campaign led to speculations in the media, which suggested Chelsea might look to offload the attacker in the subsequent windows. Reports emerged that Ziyech could prefer to move to Barcelona out of the other interested clubs, although direct claims from the Moroccan refute those.

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Sport Witness ran some of the comments Ziyech made over his future while speaking to Ziggo Sports. The Moroccan dismissed claims of an immediate move away from Chelsea, although he suggested he would be open on a return to Ajax in the future.

Ziyech said, “I would love to (return). I had a fantastic time there. It’s a place where I have felt at home, and whether it will ever happen, the future will tell. But, if it is up to me, it will definitely happen.

“That’s (a transfer) not up to me; I leave that to them. I just try to enjoy every day now and do my thing. What the future brings, we’ll see then. But, like I said, I hope it happens one day. Whether it will happen is not up to me.”

Ziyech will be in contention to start in midweek for Chelsea’s final Champions League group game and hope to help his side bounce back from the weekend’s defeat to West Ham United. As for a move away from the club, it looks like an unlikely prospect, with the attacker set to play a key role this season as the Blues challenge on multiple fronts.

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