AJAX’S TRAORE NAMED PLAYER OF THE MONTH

 

Ajax striker Lassina Traore has been handed the Eredivisie best player’s award in the month under review. The Burkina Faso international was announced as the player of the month following his heroics on the pitch last month.


The 19-year-old center-forward produced outstanding performances in the month under review for the Ten Hag’s men. He played a crucial role as his side secured three consecutive wins over Fortuna Sittard, Heerenveen, and VVV Venlo.
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Vertonghen unlikely to sign for Ajax, says Overmars

 

Jan Vertonghen will not signfor Ajax says the club director Marc Overmars. The player is not a left-back anymore is the reason to not to be signed by the Dutch club. Vertonghen was part of Ajax’s youth academy and began his professional career as s footballer on 2006 by playing his debut match for Ajax. He along with the club won two Eredivisie titles.


His performance at Ajax attracted Tottenham to him and, in 2013, he was transferred to the Premier League club for £12 million. Since his arrival, he has played in Spurs for 300 games and, in this journey, he has established himself as one of the best defenders in the world. His future is uncertain as at the end of the month, he was to be a free agent but the club has extended his contract till the end of this season.
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Ajax player moves to Brighton on a three-year contract

 

Premier League club Brighton have signed Ajax footballer Joel Veltman. They signed the player for a three-year deal. The Premier League club concluded the transfer for £900,000,which was the amount stated in his release clause.

Brighton head coach Graham Potter has praised the player for his potential and his performance at club level as well as international level. He is delighted to have a player like him on the team as he had given terrific performance for the Dutch club and have also played in the Champions League.
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Mohammed Kudus agent explains the player’s decision on joining Ajax

 

Mohammed Kudus has signed the contract with Dutch club Ajax last week despite interest from other clubs like Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan. His manager,Jennifer Mendelewitsch,has explained why the 19-year-old preferred Ajax over the other big clubs of Europe. He signed a five year deal with the club after spending two years at Nordsjaelland.

His manager has said that Ajax is a club that is particularly known for developing young talents to greatest footballers. A young player and an old player choose clubs differently. When you are young, you look for a club that provides enough playing time and has more focus on their young players. Ajax has that capability and also plays good football which makes them one of the best options for young players.
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Melchiot says Hakim Ziyech faces a different challenge at Chelsea

 

Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot has said that Hakim Ziyech will have to cope with a different challenge when he makes the switch to Stamford Bridge. The Moroccan international will make the move to the Blues in the next transfer window following four successful seasons with Ajax, where he has caught the eye with his goal contributions.

Speaking to Goal.com, Melchiot said that Ziyech must cope with the physical demands of the Premier League. He added that there are no doubts over the player’s technical ability and the attacker could eventually become a key performer for the club, he told: “In Holland, you have tough games, but in England they come back-to-back – and back-to-back again. The games are tougher and you get fouled a lot. If he manages to get through that, then he will be fine.
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Nicolas Tagliafico says No Guarantee of Joining Barcelona

 

Argentinian defender Nicolas Tagliafico said that there isn’t any guarantee that he will be joining Barcelona in this summer window but he isn’t certain of staying in Ajax either. He has been part of the Dutch club Ajax from 2018 and within the few months, he has proved his worth which helped him join the first team of the club.

The full-back has attained the attention of many clubs. Last summer deal with Atletico Madrid was dropped off and this summer another Spanish Club Barcelona is being interested insigning a deal with the defender. The hasn’tbeen any confirmation regarding the deal but the chance of him moving is higher.
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Donny van de Beek’s agent says midfielder’s future remains unclear

The agent of Donny van de Beek has said that the midfielder has plenty of offers on the table and he has yet to decide on any destination. The Netherlands international looked on course to join Real Madrid last summer but he opted to make a surprise U-turn to remain with the Dutch champions for the rest of the campaign.


He has since been linked with a number of high-profile clubs including Manchester United in the Premier League and his representative has now revealed that there is no concrete interest amid the impact due to the coronavirus pandemic, he told Voetbal International: “It will all be different, but I also have to be realistic. It also creates opportunities at clubs that perhaps thought they had no chance anymore and are now knocking on the door. I’m not worried about Donny.”
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Hislop urges Chelsea to sign Aaron Ramsdale from Bournemouth

ESPN pundit Shaka Hislop has urged Chelsea to make the move for goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale when the transfer window reopens in a few months’ time. The 21-year-old made his debut for Bournemouth at the beginning of the current campaign and he has since been one of their standout performers in what has been a different season.


The Cherries are currently languishing in the drop zone on goal difference but Ramsdale has nonetheless earned plenty of plaudits, having made an average of more than three saves in every top-flight game. Speaking on ESPN, Hislop said that the Blues should consider a move for the former Sheffield United graduate, who has impressed between the sticks for the Cherries this term.
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Hakim Ziyech talks up Frank Lampard after agreeing to join Chelsea

Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech has revealed that he was in contact with Chelsea manager Frank Lampard before the Blues reached an agreement to sign him from Ajax. The 26-year-old was purchased from the Dutch champions for an initial £33m fee and he will be formally presented by the club when the season concludes.


In an interview relayed by Goal.com, Ziyech spoke fondly about the achievement of Lampard as a player and said that there is plenty to learn from the ex-Blues captain. He added that he was in contact with the Blues head coach prior to the deal and was convinced to join the Blues without any doubt in mind.
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Victor Osimhen admits Lille did not deserve to beat Ajax

Lille forward Victor Osimhen has acknowledged that his team were not good enough to beat Ajax in the recent Champions League group stage clash. The French outfit had the opportunity to register their maiden win of the European campaign but that was clearly not the case with the Dutch champions running out 2-0 victors.


One of Ajax’s goals were scored by Hakim Ziyech after just two minutes on the clock and Osimhen has admitted that had a devastating effect on the club’s game plan, he told: “We must analyse our performance and see the mistakes made on this match because we were not at our best. It was devastating to concede such an early goal. But we had chances, we could have led 2-1. Faced with a team of such quality, we cannot miss so many opportunities. We must restart our season against Dijon this weekend to create a dynamic in the league.”
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