In addition to Erik ten Hag, the departure of three executives has already been recorded at Ajax Amsterdam and the list of departures could quickly grow…
Ajax Amsterdam fans may be worried this summer. Reigning Dutch champions with a more than promising new generation, the Lancers have already seen their first start this summer: that of their coach Erik ten Hag, who left to try a new challenge in the Premier League, on the side of Manchester United. In addition to their manager, at the club since 2017, the management of the ajacide club will now have to deal with the departures already recorded by several elements, while others are still very approached by the great Europeans.
Among the departures, Andre Onana (26 years old), at the end of his contract at Ajax next June, will therefore leave the club in a few days to embark on a new adventure. Long courted by OL last summer, the Cameroonian goalkeeper will most likely join Inter Milan. Two other departures have already been recorded: the right side Noussair Mazraoui (24 years old)also out of contract, has already signed with Bayern Munich until 2026. Ryan Gravenberch (19)the promising 19-year-old midfielder, followed him to Bavaria, for a transfer of 19 million euros.
Sébastien Haller and Lisandro Martinez very close to a start
Maarten Stekelenburg (39), Przemyslaw Tyton (35), Zakaria Labyad (29) and Danilo (23) have also finished their contracts in Amsterdam, but it doesn’t stop there. The solid central defender of the Lancers, Lisandro Martinez (24 years old), is close to committing to Arsenal. As revealed The Athletic, a first offer of €30m has already been rejected by the Dutch club for the Argentinian in the 36 matches played this season. The Gunners aren’t expected to stop there, with Mikel Arteta being a big fan of the player.
A case similar to that of Sebastien Haller (27 years old). The center forward with 34 goals and 9 assists in 42 games played last season caught the eye of Borussia Dortmund to replace Erling Haaland. Ajax even recently received an offer of 33 million euros, according to Voetbal International. An amount that could convince the Eredivisie Champion to let go, he who had been acquired for 22 million euros when he was at West Ham.
What about arrivals?
Among the remainder, the case Nicolas Tagliafico (29 years old), a time courted at FC Barcelona, remains to be elucidated. Like the cases Anthony (22 years old) and Jurrien Timber (21)which the former Godenzonen coach, Erik ten Hag, would like to repatriate during the transfer window to the Red Devils. “Every player under the guidance of Erik ten Hag becomes a better footballer, thanks to his training”Antony recently told the Dutch newspaper From Telegraaf. In central defense, Perr Schuurs (22)also declared that he would soon discuss with his leaders, knowing that “beautiful and great clubs from Germany, Italy and England” were interested in him, as he announced to the media From Limburger.
While all these departures have not yet been completed, Ajax Amsterdam is quickly thinking of enlisting new recruits. According to the local press, the Ajacid club is already close to reaching an agreement with Tottenham for the arrival of Steven Bergwijn (24). In Ligue 1, Adrien Truffert is also courted and could leave this summer, even if he remains under contract until 2025 with Stade Rennais. As we revealed to you, Calvin Stengs (23) is also on the shelves of Ajax. Finally, the club from the Dutch capital could also bet on locals, as with Owen Wijndal (22, AZ Alkmaar), who also remains close to Juventus and Tottenham. The summer will be far from easy for the Red and Whites…