Edson Álvarez made his first unofficial game minutes for Ajax on Wednesday. The Mexican did that in a closed mutual practice game, in which reserves and players of Young Ajax came into action.

The 21-year-old defender was already taken over in July for around 15 million euros from Club América from his home country, but only joined the selection of coach Erik ten Hag early this month.

Álvarez has been on the bench at Ajax a few times, such as Tuesday in the won match in the third preliminary round of the Champions League against PAOK Saloniki (3-2). He didn't play for the first team yet.

The Mexican was kicking off on Wednesday in a team with Quincy Promes, Perr Schuurs, Kik Pierie and Zakaria Labyad, among others. That team went down 3-1, partly due to a utilized penalty by Danilo Pereira, which was caused by Álvarez.

Álvarez could make its official debut for the team from Amsterdam on Saturday, when Ajax is visiting VVV-Venlo in Limburg. The start of that match is at 6.30 p.m.

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