Ajax has had Dani de Wit leave for AZ on Friday. The team from Amsterdam, on the other hand, (formerly) brought former youth player Juan Familia-Castillo back from Chelsea.
Ajax and AZ do not make any announcements about the transfer fee of De Wit, but it is reported that the Amsterdammers receive around 2 million euros for the international of Young Orange.
De Wit still had a two-year contract with Ajax and signed a five-year commitment at AZ until the summer of 2024. He received back number 10, which until recently was owned by Guus Til, who left for 10 million euros to Spartak Moscow .
"This feels great and I am really looking forward to it. AZ is a very large club, you want to sign for that. We want to end this season as high as possible in the Eredivisie and get as far as possible in Europe," says De Wit on the AZ site.
De Wit has played in Ajax's youth academy since 2006 and made his debut in the first team last February, in the home match against ADO Den Haag (0-0).
The playmaker came to a total of thirteen official matches for Ajax. He was mainly used as a substitute by trainer Erik ten Hag. For example, he was on Wednesday in the Champions League match against APOEL Nicosia (2-0 win).
Ajax gets Familia-Castillo back
Ajax also attracted a player on Friday. The capitals are renting Juan Familia-Castillo from Chelsea for the remainder of this season and have also negotiated an option to purchase so that they can be definitively embedded next year.
The 19-year-old from Amsterdam, who can handle both left back, left half and left winger, still had a three-year ongoing contract with Chelsea. Juventus would also be interested in the services of Familia-Castillo.
Familia-Castillo previously played in Ajax's youth academy from 2009 to 2016, before moving to Chelsea, where he was still waiting for his debut in the first team.
The youth international is in line with the selection of Young Ajax, where Mitchell van der Gaag has been the trainer since this season. He succeeded Michael Re thriller this summer, who became one of Ten Hag's assistants.
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