PSG boss Luis Campos taunts Chelsea over Hakim Ziyech’s botched deadline-day loan move
‘It worked well for everyone – except Chelsea’: PSG boss Luis Campos taunts the Blues over Hakim Ziyech’s botched deadline-day loan move, claiming the French giants ‘did everything’ to complete the move
- PSG boss Luis Campos hit out at Chelsea over the failure of Hakim Ziyech’s loan deal
- While the player was ready, Campos said: “It didn’t work well at the last party”
- Instead, Ziyech returned to Stamford Bridge where he started the tie against Fulham
PSG boss Luis Campos has hit out at Chelsea after their paperwork problems hampered a planned loan move that would have seen Hakim Ziyech join Paris.
The Moroccan midfielder appeared ready to join the French champions by the end of the season, only because missed phone calls and unsigned documents delayed proceedings until time was up.
As reported by Sportsmail in the middle of the week, the French league rejected an appeal from PSG and Ziyech was forced to return to London.
Paris Saint-Germain sports advisor Campos told Telefoot that the Premier League was to blame for the situation, with the Ligue 1 leaders not to blame as Ziyech was at his HQ in France and had undergone a medical.
Campos said: “We had the player with us, we had done everything. But as with all transmissions, all three parties must work well.
Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech appeared ready to be loaned out to PSG before it fell through
Luis Campos said the loan worked for PSG and Ziyech but ‘didn’t work well for the last party’
“In this case it worked very well for Paris Saint-Germain, it also worked well with Ziyech.
“Unfortunately it didn’t work out at the last party.”
After Tuesday’s problems, Chelsea said the situation was caused by a computer error.
Another report from the Deadline Day chaos revealed four missed calls by PSG to Chelsea to get them to send the correct documents, which failed.
The Blues were also involved in trying to secure a big deal to land Enzo Fernandez for a club-record fee, which obviously strained their resources beyond what PSG would have expected from another European heavyweight.
Elsewhere in the interview, Campos said it was an essential part of PSG policy to focus on their younger players and that they were ‘discussing’ the issue of extending Lionel Messi’s stay in the French capital.
Without Ziyech to bolster their options, PSG are still at the top of the Ligue1 table and managed to secure a comeback on Saturday to beat Toulouse 2-1 at home.
Meanwhile, Ziyech played the first hour of Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Fulham on Friday night before being replaced by Raheem Sterling.
After PSG’s move collapsed, Ziyech started Chelsea’s goalless draw with Fulham on Friday
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