Hakim Ziyech to Chelsea: 7 Premier League flops who cost more than the Ajax star

Hakim Ziyech has officially signed for Chelsea from Ajax

Chelsea have completed the signing of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax.

The Moroccan playmaker will reportedly cost the Blues around £38m, which in the modern day is an absolute bargain.

Ziyech is still just 26 and is one of the most prolific attacking midfielders in Europe. In 29 games this season, he already has 21 assists to his name.

The price tag attached to the Ajax star is even more remarkable when you compare it to the fees paid for a number of Premier League flops in the past few years.

Below, we've provided seven signings made in recent times that remarkably eclipsed Ziyech's £38m fee.

1. Nicolas Pepe to Arsenal - £72m

The Gunners forked out nearly double Ziyech's fee to sign Pepe. Time is on the 24-year-old's side, but he needs to start proving his worth very soon.

Pepe with Arsenal

2. Kepa Arrizabalaga to Chelsea - £72m

After signing a bang average goalkeeper for an extortionate fee, Chelsea have finally discovered the art of bargain buying.

3. Joao Cancelo to Man City - £59m

Imagine signing a full-back for close to £60m and he doesn't even regularly make the starting XI. Tragic from City.

4. Alvaro Morata to Chelsea - £59m

Kepa has been a disaster and Morata was arguably worse. Chelsea's recent transfer business doesn't make for pleasant reading.

Morata with Chelsea

5. Sebastien Haller to West Ham - £45m

If you thought Chelsea's recent transfer business was bad, West Ham's may be even worse. Haller has been woeful since moving from Eintracht Frankfurt, scoring just six goals in 24 games.

6. Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton - £45m

Everton fans have really turned on the Iceland playmaker in recent months due to his lazy performances. An expensive flop if there ever was one.

7. Joelinton to Newcastle - £40m

The Brazilian has scored just one Premier League goal for the Magpies, that's all you need to know.

Joelinton with Newcastle

We omitted Fred (£57m) from the list due to the fact that he has been Manchester United's best player in recent months.

As for the likes of Tanguy Ndombele (£54m) and Naby Keita (£52m), injuries mean we cannot really judge whether they have been a success as of yet.

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