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Ex-teammate Zomer hails Chelsea signing Ziyech: We'd enjoy watching him from bench!

Former Dutch defender Ramon Zomer is full of praise for new Chelsea signing Hakim Ziyech.

Ajax and Chelsea have confirmed Ziyech will move to London in the summer for €44m.

Zomer, who played alongside Ziyech for SC Heerenveen, said his vision set him apart from both team-mates and opponents from an early age.

"I was sat on the bench and tried to keep track of how often he saw openings that we didn't see," centre-back Zomer said of Ziyech, who came through the academy at Heerenveen and signed his first professional deal aged 19.

"There were a lot of them.

"It was not nice to be a substitute, but with Hakim on the field we at least had something to enjoy."

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