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Lucca welcomed at Schiphol airport
Lorenzo Lucca was welcomed at Schiphol Airport on Sunday, as can be seen on the journalist’s Instagram channel Gianluca Di Marzio. As a result, the Italian striker is already in Amsterdam the day before his medical examination at Ajax. On Monday, Lucca can take the next and possibly final steps in his transition from Pisa to Ajax.
Lucca on the way to Amsterdam
Lorenzo Lucca, transfer target of Ajax, was spotted on Sunday at an Italian airport. According to journalist Gianluca Di Marzio he left for Amsterdam, where he will undergo his medical examination on Monday. The center striker, born in 2000 and 2.01 meters tall, normally signs a contract that links him to Ajax. He comes over on a rental basis, after which Ajax can take over him from Pisa after the season for ten million euros.
Ten Hag brings another former Ajax player to Man United
Benni McCarthy is added to Manchester United’s coaching staff. Former Ajax coach Erik ten Hag approached the South African and thus adds another former Ajax player to his team. Former striker McCarthy played for Ajax between 1997 and 1999 and was active in the Premier League between 2006 and 2011 on behalf of Blackburn Rovers and West Ham Unied.
Ajax honors Noah Gesser who passed away last year
Today (Saturday) it is exactly one year ago that Ajax youth player Noah Gesser, together with his brother Isay, died in a traffic accident in IJsselstijn. Gesser played at Ajax since 2018 and would actually join Ajax U17 last season. On social media Ajax reflects on the death of the footballer, so today exactly one year ago. ‘We are thinking of you, Noah’, the Amsterdammers write.
Berghuis hopes that ‘real winner’ Antony will stay at Ajax
Steven Berghuis hopes Antony will stay with Ajax, he says in conversation with The Telegraph. Even with a bid of 120 million euros, he hopes that the Brazilian will not leave the club. ‘I really enjoy playing with him because our qualities are very well matched. He also fits well in the group, because he is a joker and a real winner. I really think he’s exceptional,’ he says. During the current transfer window, only Manchester United was concretely linked to him, but that club has since withdrawn.
Janssen, Maduro and Hoogendijk permanent analysts at VTBL
After Talpa already reported on Wednesday that it would come up with a new football talk show, VTBL back on RTL7, reports producent Blue Circle. The television program starts on August 8, which can be seen on RTL7 on Mondays and Fridays. Frank Evenblij and Simon Zijlemans are the new presenters of VTBLwhile Theo Janssen, Hedwiges Maduro, Anouk Hoogendijk, Jan Boskamp, Aad de Mos and Ron Vlaar alternate as permanent analysts.
Ajax fan Van der Eerden is not happy with ‘fantastic gift’
Klaas van der Eerden, presenter at Radio 538 and Ajax fan, celebrates his birthday on Thursday. The Ajax player is surprised by his colleagues with a ‘fantastic gift’ for his birthday. He gets an extensive tour of Ajax, but Van der Eerden’s joy has quickly disappeared. ‘I’m so disappointed,’ says the birthday DJ in a video from Radio 538.
Sneijder, Kieft and Van der Meijde are going to make a new football program together with Genee
Talpa comes with a new football talk show. Every Monday and Friday evening, former Ajax players Wesley Sneijder, Andy van der Meijde and Wim Kieft, under the guidance of presenter Wilfred Genee, will discuss football current affairs, a spokesperson for Talpa confirms. RTL Boulevard. The program goes next to Today Inside exist, the daily talk show that Genee makes with René van der Gijp and Johan Derksen. It is not yet known what the new football talk show will be called.
Martínez thanks Ajax, teammates, staff and fans in farewell message
Lisandro Martínez has said goodbye to Ajax, his teammates, the staff and the supporters through social media. ‘It was a privilege to share some great moments in the Johan Cruijff ArenA with you. I will never forget the many trophies we celebrated together and the fantastic atmosphere during Champions League nights,” he wrote to fans. “I leave with the pride and honor of having been part of this great club,” said Martínez, ending with a clear message. ‘You made me one of you. Forever Ajax player!’
Reserves Ajax and Shakhtar Donetsk meet on Wednesday afternoon
Ajax and Shakhtar Donetsk will play an exhibition game with each other on Wednesday. This time, the reserves of both teams will face each other. The duel starts at 3 p.m. and can be seen live on Ajax.nl and in the Ajax app.
Pasveer makes a comeback at Ajax
Remko Pasveer is back at Ajax and makes his first minutes of this preseason against Shakhtar Donetsk. The closing post struggled with a finger injury after he broke it in the warm-up of the Champions-League first game against Benfica last season. He kept that game, but then he was sidelined. Ajax shares images of the returned Pasveer on social media.
‘Austrian Ajax corona cases may be in action on Tuesday evening’
The three players who tested positive for the corona virus during the training camp last Friday seem to be back in action for Ajax on Tuesday evening. Ajax watcher Mike Verweij says that it seems that at least two of these three players will play against Shakhtar Donetsk. Possibly the third player can also take action. Verweij does not mention the names of the players.
KNVB appoints Higler for the Johan Cruijff Scale
The KNVB has appointed Dennis Higler as referee for the match between Ajax and PSV for the Johan Cruijff Scale. Among other things, this reports Ajax Life. The match between the national champion and the cup winner will be played next Saturday. The duel in the Johan Cruijff ArenA starts at 8 p.m.
Conceição appears for the first time at Ajax training
Francisco Conceição trained with Ajax for the first time on Monday, as can be seen on the Twitter channel from the club. The nineteen-year-old Portuguese was recently signed for a transfer fee of five million euros, but first traveled back to Portugal. On Monday it was finally time and he stepped onto the field for the first time with his new teammates.
Ajax verwelkomt Conceição in Amsterdam
Ajax has welcomed Francisco Conceição to Amsterdam. A few days ago Ajax already announced that it was taking over the Portuguese from FC Porto. Conceição is now in Amsterdam and poses for the first time with the shirt of Ajax. The winger will play with shirt number 35. Trainer Alfred Schreuder previously announced that Conceição would train with Ajax for the first time on Monday.
Former Ajax player Thethani shows up at Cape Town Spurs
Former Ajax player Leo Thethani has found a new club. The former Ajax player, who mainly played for Young Ajax in Amsterdam, will play at Cape Town Spurs FC. This is the name of the club that previously went live as Ajax Cape Town. Since the ties between Ajax and Ajax Cape Town have been broken, the club is called Cape Town Spurs.