Ajax has reached an agreement with Feynoord for the transfer of Steven Berghuis. The deal is subject to certain conditions, including a medical examination. Upon meeting the conditions, Berghuis will sign a four year deal with Ajax.
Ajax had been pursuing Berghuis for over a month. On the 22nd of june, they made a move for the Feynoord captain, who was available for a lesser fee. Eventually, a deal worth €5,500,000 was agreed upon.
PSV Eindhoven and Wolfsburg were also in pursuit of the 29-year-old. However, he has chosen Ajax as his preferred destination.
On the Ajax website, Berghuis says: “I am 29 years old, and it’s no secret that I want to take the next step. It is important to me to further develop myself in the sport. When making the choice for my new club, in addition to my development as a football player, I was very much looking for the combination of playing for trophies, playing in the UEFA Champions League and staying in the picture with the national team. At Ajax I think this all coincides.“
Director of football affairs at Ajax, Marc Overmars has said: “Steven is an important Dutch player. He has made strides in recent years and has established himself in the national team as well. The opportunity presented itself to bring him to Ajax and we think we can use his skills well.“
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