New Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech enjoys his first meal in London at the luxurious Mayfair restaurant Novikov after flying in on a private jet after a £ 37.8 million transfer from Ajax
- Hakim Ziyech went out for dinner in London in the run-up to contact with Chelsea
- The 26-year-old fled to the UK after closing his £ 37.8 million switch from Ajax
- The winger’s journey on a private jet was posted all over social media
- And after landing, the 26-year-old had gone to a fancy restaurant in Mayfair
Hakim Ziyech, the new Chelsea star, dined in style at a lavish Mayfair restaurant in London the night he came in to join his teammates.
The 26-year-old sealed his £ 37.8 million switch from Ajax in mid-February and was finally able to head to the UK, along with members of his entourage, where he celebrated in style.
A social media post shows that Ziyech enjoys a meal with friends at Novikov, a state-of-the-art restaurant and bar in the heart of the capital.
Hakim Ziyech dined out as a luxurious Mayfair restaurant after arriving in London on a private jet
The eatery’s website promises a choice of two ‘different restaurants and a stylish Lounge Bar’ for guests looking for a sleek and modern dining experience, and has previously proved popular among the major Premier League stars.
The likes of Paul Pogba, Alvaro Morara and Harry Kane have all been spotted at the upscale West End Italian-Asian restaurant.
And now Ziyech is one of them after marking his arrival in the country with a trip to the exclusive establishment.
Ziyech sealed his £ 37.8 million switch from Ajax in February and is finally headed to the UK
Novikov Restaurant and Bar is located in Mayfair and frequented by numerous sports stars
An image had surfaced online that the former Ajax winger was preparing to board the private jet that brought him to London.
Two separate videos, shot by members of his team, also snapped Ziyech relaxed on board while his best flight awaited.
Negotiations between the Amsterdam outfit and Chelsea appeared to have failed in January, after the latter rejected an offer in January. But a month later, talks were finally concluded with other clubs reportedly hoping to dive in.
The Dutch-born Moroccan international became Frank Lampard’s first signing in the Stamford Bridge hot seat and was quickly followed by RB Leipzig ace Timo Werner.
Ziyech and his retinue joined the private jet before joining Chelsea
A video on Twitter showed that Chelsea’s new winger is enjoying the trip to the UK
Ziyech’s friends made sure to capture the moment on film before settling down
Ziyech played 35 games in all competitions this season before the Eredivisie campaign was canceled due to the corona virus crisis.
He scored eight goals and registered 21 assists before Chelsea called, and will be placed on a specific training schedule – along with new addition Werner – to make sure he’s ready to hit the field.
The stars officially became Chelsea players on July 1, but will not be able to make their debut in the remaining games that have left during this period.