Ajax Wiretap

Edwin Van Der Sar Interested In Manchester United Director Role

Oct 14, 2019 12:40 PM

Edwin van der Sar stated his interest in the football director role at Manchester United.

"Besides my family, the wife, kids and friends, I have two loves in my life -- Ajax, who scouted me and gave me the chance to shine in the world of football and Manchester United, who helped me to develop even at the end of my career. Of course I'd be interested in a position, but at first I think I need to learn a little bit more here at Ajax and develop myself even further," said van der Sar.

The former United keeper is currently the chief executive at Ajax.

Van der Sar said that United's current struggles are down to a lack of strong voices in the locker room.

"I think for the last couple of years the strong characters have disappeared and [are] not making a difference anymore."


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Tags: Ajax, Manchester United, Misc Rumor

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Sergino Dest Signs Ajax Extension Through 2022

Sep 13, 2019 12:01 PM

Sergino Dest signed an extension with Ajax through 2022.

The 18-year-old has made seven senior appearances for Ajax.

Dest also made his U.S. international debut against Mexico in a friendly.

Dest, who was born in the Netherlands, could still change his national allegiance. 

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Real Madrid Reach Personal Agreement With Donny Van De Beek

Aug 3, 2019 1:18 PM

Real Madrid and Donny van de Beek have reached an agreement ahead of a potential move from Ajax.

Real Madrid now need to negotiate a transfer fee with Ajax, with the Dutch club looking for at least $66 million.

Zinedine Zidane's side will still pursue Paul Pogba despite their interest in van de Beek. 

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Matthijs De Ligt Joins Juventus From Ajax For $84M

Jul 18, 2019 10:40 AM

Matthijs de Ligt has signed with Juventus from Ajax for a transfer fee of €75 million ($84 million).

Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain battled to sign De Ligt throughout the summer.

This summer Juventus have signed De Ligt, Luca Pellegrini from Roma for £20 million, Cristian Romero from Genoa for £23.3 million, and Merih Demiral from Sassuolo for £16.1 million, while Adrien Rabiot, Gianluigi Buffon and Aaron Ramsey have arrived as free agents.

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Matthijs De Ligt Agrees To Personal Terms With Juventus

Jun 27, 2019 1:15 PM

Matthijs de Ligt has come to personal terms with Juventus.

Juventus and Ajax must now figure out a transfer fee for the 19-year-old centerback.

PSG have yet to give up their pursuit for de Ligt and remain in contact with the defender.

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Donny Van De Beek Seen As Paul Pogba Alternative For Zidane

Jun 26, 2019 12:42 PM

Donny Van de Beek has drawn the interest of Real Madrid as an alternative for Paul Pogba.

Van de Beek can be bought for much less than Pogba.

Van de Beek impressed Real Madrid with his directness and movement.

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Tags: Ajax, Real Madrid, Transfer Rumor

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Quincy Promes Joins Ajax For $17.8 Million

Jun 24, 2019 5:09 PM

Quincy Promes moved from Sevilla to Ajax in a $17.8 million transfer move.

Promes moved from Spartak Moscow to La Liga last season.

Promes is the second Sevilla player to switch clubs following Luis Muriel's transfer to Atalanta.

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Barcelona Refuse Matthijs De Ligt's Salary Demands

Jun 23, 2019 5:08 PM

Barcelona have failed to come to personal terms with Matthijs de Ligt after the Dutch centerback asked for a salary of over $13.5 million per season.

De Ligt is no longer considered an option for Barcelona. 

Juventus are now considered favorites to sign the 19-year-old.

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Martin Odegaard Reportedly Close To Bayer Leverkusen Move

Jun 20, 2019 1:12 PM

Bayern Leverkusen are reportedly close to signing Martin Odegaard.

Odegaard has spent the last three seasons on loan from Real Madrid.

The 20-year-old midfielder had been linked with a move to Ajax. 

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Matthijs De Ligt Rejects Barcelona Move

Jun 19, 2019 1:13 PM

Matthijs de Ligt turned down a move to Barcelona despite Ajax and Barcelona agreeing to a transfer fee of $84 million.

De Ligt was unable to come to personal terms with Barcelona.

PSG, Juventus, and Bayern Munich are now favorites to sign de Ligt. 

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PSG Nearing $84.6M Transfer For Mattijs De Ligt
Matthijs de Ligt has also received strong interest from Barcelona and Juventus.

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Matthijs De Ligt's Agent Meets With PSG
Mino Raiola reportedly wants to close a deal with PSG.

Ryan Abberley/Marca

6 Liverpool, 5 Ajax Players In UEFA's Champions League Squad
No Real Madrid players were selected on the roster.

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Matthijs De Ligt Willing To Turn Down Barcelona For Manchester United
Barcelona are not interested in entering a bidding war for de Ligt.

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Matthijs De Ligt Wants Guarantees For Potential Barcelona Move
PSG, Bayern Munich, and Manchester United are also interested in de Ligt.

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Frenkie De Jong On Spurs Loss: A Fairy Tale With A Bad Ending
De Jong said that they had the neutral support with their outsider status.

Bart Vlietstra/The Guardian

Spurs Pull Off Comeback Against Ajax To Play Liverpool In UFC Final
Lucas Moura recorded a hat-trick for Spurs, scoring in the 55th, 59th and 95th minute.

RealGM Staff Report

Matthijs De Ligt Likely To Join Barcelona
De Ligt reportedly turned down a chance to join Manchester United.

Marca

Erik Ten Hag: Time To Prove That Ajax Is Right
Ten Hag said he never expected to be in the Champions League semifinals at the start of the season.

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Ratings For Champions League Semifinals Up From 2018
The first leg of the Champions League semifinal between Liverpool and Barcelona drew 635,000 viewers on TNT.

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Real Madrid Looking At Donny Van De Beek As Pogba Alternative
PSG and Bayern Munich are also interested in adding van de Beek.

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Donny Van De Beek Linked With PSG Move
PSG are reportedly already in negotiations with Van de Beek.

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Ajax Looking To Buy Martin Odegaard
The deal would include a buy-back option for Real Madrid in 2021.

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Mauricio Pochettino: Second Leg Against Ajax Is 'Still Open'
Pochettino admitted that he got his tactics wrong to open the match.

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Erik Ten Hag Hits Back At Mauricio Pochettino Criticism On Rest
The Dutch league postponed a slate of matches last weekend to give Ajax extra time to rest.

ESPN

Spurs, Liverpool Join Ajax, Barcelona In Champions League Semis
Spurs have reached the semifinals of the Champions League for the first time in club history.

RealGM Staff Report

Barcelona Close To Signing Matthijs De Ligt From Ajax
Juventus and Bayern Munich also have interest in Matthijs de Ligt, but he "only wants to listen to Barcelona."

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Max Allegri Following Ajax Defeat: I Will Stay At Juventus
Allegri added that Juventus didn't know how to work their way back into the match after going down.

Football Italia

Erik Ten Hag: Ajax Will Never Man-Mark Ronaldo
Juventus are up on away goals ahead of their second leg clash.

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Louis Van Gaal: Matthijs De Ligt Should Go To Barcelona
Barcelona and Bayern are reportedly favorites to sign de Ligt.

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