Ferdinand reveals what Lampard told him about Chelsea signing, while Lyon have £60m transfer message for Lamps about possible signing
Rio Ferdinand has revealed what Chelsea boss Frank Lampard said to him about the signing of Hakim Ziyech.
Ziyech is regarded as one of the most creative players in Europe right now after making a real name for himself over at Ajax, but at the start of his life at Chelsea, he has made a real impact on the side.
He has brought excitement and goals to this Chelsea attack, who were looking a little bit off before he managed to break into the side, and now many people are getting excited about the quality that he brings to this Blues squad.
And Ferdinand has opened up and revealed just what Lampard told him about his new signing, Talking on his YouTube channel, FIVE and also reported in the Metro, he said: “He [Ziyech] was one of the signings that went a bit under the radar because he had an injury.
“I spoke to Frank [Lampard] just after he signed and he picked up his injury and he was majorly disappointed.
“He said: “Rio this guy is the guy that can unlock things. If it’s tight in a game he’s the one especially away from home in the big games he can unlock things”.
“He has the personality, he wants to try things. He can give it away six times on the bounce but he’ll still try that outlandish pass to create an opening. That’s what Frank likes and that’s what the team needed.”
There are not enough words to reveal just what Ziyech brings to this Chelsea side and he is certainly a player that can go on and become a superstar for the club, many were shocked when Chelsea signed him, but he is a really classy player that does exactly what he says he does.
Meanwhile, Memphis Depay will not be allowed to leave Lyon in the January transfer window according to the club’s president, Jean-Michel Aulas.
After failing to make any sort of impact at Manchester United a few years ago, Depay moved to Lyon and reignited his career, a move that has now seen him linked with a move back to the Premier League and even a move to Barcelona.
However, Aulas says Lyon won’t be selling any of their star players before the end of the campaign. Lyon missed out on European qualification last season after the Ligue 1 season was cut short, and he is desperate to make up for what he still sees as an unjust failure.
“We have a lot of internationals for different countries, including Memphis, who is a leader,” Aulas told RMC Sport.
“Memphis, I’m not in love with him but I think he can bring to Lyon a dimension that everyone wants the club to have. But, no, we are seemingly not going to keep him [at the end of his contract].
“There is not only Memphis, but also Houssem Aouar and Moussa Dembele. From the start, I told you, they will not leave because in a year when we were unfairly deprived of European football, we absolutely have to make a success of the season. So he will stay.”