Hakim Ziyech believes he can replace Memphis at Barcelona s he has joined Atletico Madrid now following a very good spell at the World Cup and also his replacement at Chelsea has been bought too.
The Moroccan international has largely had to contend with a place on the bench this season
According to Sport, Ziyech wants out of Stamford Bridge as he fears he will drop even further down the pecking order.
He also feels he can come in to the Nou Camp and replace Memphis Depay, who has completed a £2.6m move to Atletico Madrid.
Before the January window, there was already plenty of competition in Chelsea’s squad with Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic battling for starts.
Chelsea’s sixth signing of the window came in the form of Noni Madueke for £26m from PSV.
Chelsea have added further depth in Ziyech’s position in the form of Noni Madueke
Madueke plays in the same position as Ziyech, while Chelsea also brought further attacking reinforcement in Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk for £88m and Joao Felix on loan from Atletico Madrid.
Sport claimed that Barcelona already had Ziyech on their shortlist last year before they opted to sign Ferran Torres and Adama Traore on loan.
Since joining Chelsea for £33m in 2020, Ziyech has made 97 appearances for the club, with 14 goals and 11 assists.