Ajax-trainer Erik ten Hag hopes that his selection this summer is extensive. The coach, in almost every board still a new player, and trusts that Matthijs de ligt and Frenkie de Jong maintained for the Locals.
“The aim is to keep the core together. In addition, we focus on a reinforcement in each line, except for the positions under the bar. With the contract extension of Kostas Lamprou that position is sufficiently occupied,” said Ten Hag Wednesday against Soccer International. The third goalkeeper of Ajax had an expiring contract, but will stay a year or longer in Amsterdam.
The players of Ajax were Wednesday for the first time on the training ground in preparation for the new season. In addition to the internationals and world cup goers, Hakim Ziyech, Nicolás Tagliafico, Kasper Dolberg and Lasse Schöne was lacking also, among others, Justin Kluivert at sportpark The Future.
The nineteen-year-old vleugelspeler stands for a transfer to AS Roma and has already been medically examined by the Romans. At Hag does not take into account more with Kluivert, while the coach is also expected that Ziyech leaves. The midfielder is ready for a new challenge.
“For me, it is realistic that, apart from Kluivert and Ziyech, no one leaves,” said Ten Hag, who believes that The Lies and the currently injured De Jong next season or just in the Ajax-shirt to admire. The talents would be in the interest of FC Barcelona.
“The speculation is always in full swing in a transfer, but both Matthijs as Frenkie has indicated that like for Ajax to want to stay. We want them also not to lose.”