Graham Potter on Hakim Ziyech’s failed transfer to PSG: ‘He understands the situation’

Hakim Ziyech was in Paris ready to complete a loan move from Chelsea to Paris Saint-Germain before the move collapsed on transfer deadline day.

Here is how the saga played out leading up to the deadline at 11pm, as reported by Sky Sports:

21.40 – PSG send Chelsea a mark-up of their loan agreement

22.46 / 22.48 / 22.49 / 22.50 / – PSG call Chelsea to ask them to sign the loan agreement (no answer)

22.55 – Chelsea send PSG incorrect document (not signed)

22.56 – PSG send Chelsea the loan agreement signed by the club and the player

22.58 – Chelsea reply that they have already sent a signed version attached to the mail. The version attached was again an incorrect document (not signed)

23.03 – PSG finally receive from Chelsea the signed version

23.04 – PSG download the contract on the LFP system

Graham Potter on Ziyech’s failed move to PSG via Sky Sports: “He trained this morning. These stories won’t be the first or last. He understands the situation and is committed to us. He’s an important player for rest of the season.”

Mark Marston | Get Football

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