And good friend Veldwijk, now playing in South Korea with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, told FOX Sports: “That is typical Hakim. Suddenly he shows his phone and then suddenly it says Frank Lampard.
"I saw a whole WhatsApp conversation, then I went completely crazy. He then stays very sober: Yes, yes, it may come around."
"But that did not work then," he added.
"He declined several offers and waited for a top club. Very nice for him that the wait has been rewarded, that the top club has come."