‘He has shown what he can do’ – Manager tells Chelsea star to find a better club

Hakim Ziyech
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Morocco manager Walid Regragui has urged Hakim Ziyech to leave Chelsea.

Ziyech played a key role for Morocco as they became the first African country to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup.

While a key player for his country again, Ziyech has consistently struggled for game time at Stamford Bridge.

The £37million signing from Ajax has started just one Premier League game for Chelsea this season and is attracting interest from Italian champions AC Milan.

Following his success at the World Cup, Morocco manager Regragui has told Ziyech to find a new club in order to guarantee first-team football.

“[Selim] Amallah and [Azzedine] Ounahi will surely find better clubs and the same for Ziyech, who has shown what he can do, he deserves to be a starter in Chelsea,” he told Viola News via Standard Sport.

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Graham Potter has urged Ziyech to remain patient for a chance to salvage his Chelsea career.

Potter said: “He’s been a little bit away from the first XI but he’s been involved in the games.

“He came on in the first game as a sub. We know his qualities, we like him as a player, he plays in between the lines ,has fantastic qualities which we saw at the World Cup.

“We can speak a lot but the chances are there are always good players who aren’t in the starting XI you have to be patient.

“I’m delighted for him, I kept in touch with him over the World Cup. I’m delighted for him that he got the game time and helped his team.

“He’s a good guy and he’s got quality.”