#SPORTS: Van Gaal declares Chelsea signing ‘special player’
Former Ajax coach Louis van Gaal has no doubts about the value of new Chelsea signing Hakim Ziyech.
Ziyech officially becomes a Chelsea player on July 1 and Van Gaal, who managed Ajax between 1991 and 1997, believes the Moroccan offers more than just an attacking threat.
“He has developed tremendously at Ajax. Not so much in creativity, but as a team player,” Van Gaal told NOS.
“The public has come to realize that he works very hard for a creative person. And then he also scores goals and gives assists.
“Then you are a special player.”