Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech has been urged to leave the club this summer as he doesn’t fit in under Thomas Tuchel.
That’s according to former Netherlands international turned analyst René van der Gijp, who believes the situation was better for him under previous manager Frank Lampard.
Ziyech joined Chelsea in the summer transfer window after establishing himself as the star of the show for Ajax over the last few years.
His first year in England has been a disappointing one, though, with him managing just four goals and four assists in 27 games this season.
His standing in the squad has decreased since Tuchel arrived to replace Lampard as Chelsea boss in January, with him managing just ten appearances and 522 minutes of football under the German so far after a slightly better 17 appearances and 919 minutes under Lampard.
He’s been linked with a move away from the club in the summer, and Van der Gijp believes he should seek it out.
“It was a good choice when Lampard was coach”, he told Veronica Inside.
“He was very enthusiastic about him. Then another trainer arrives, and he wants to play a different game.
“He wants to have runners in midfield instead of people like Ziyech. Then you have a problem… So it’s best for him to leave.”