The trade of Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea to PSG fell through in the last hours of January 2023, and this is why.
In the last days of the January 2023 transfer window, Hakim Ziyech’s loan transfer from Chelsea FC to PSG was apparently in the works. However, a startling change of circumstances caused the deal to fall through on January 31st.
Many people have been curious as to why the agreement was not finished in time, and reports from sports writers suggest that the final paper submission was not done early enough to allow the loan move. It was claimed that Chelsea had twice provided unsigned paperwork to PSG, delaying the loan transfer’s quick conclusion.
The Daily Mail UK stated:
Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech’s botched move to Paris-Saint Germain has officially been called off after the French football authorities rejected an appeal to ratify the transfer following its dramatic collapse – leaving the forward ‘upset’.
The deal for Ziyech to join PSG that was fraught with difficulties throughout the entire day, but looked to finally be on track just hours before the 11pm deadline.
But with a deal agreed between both clubs, the move crumbled after it was claimed Chelsea submitted the incorrect documentation in order to sign off on the deal on more than one occasion.