PSV newcomer Eran Zahavi is irritated by the statements at Ajax that he has been offered to the team from Amsterdam by his agents.
The Israeli striker, who is transfer-free from the Chinese Guangzhou R&F, signed a two-year contract with the Eindhoven team on Sunday.
After PSV's transfer announcement, various Dutch media reported that the 33-year-old Zahavi was also seriously in the picture at Ajax, which coach Ajax coach Erik ten Hag wanted to nuance on Sunday after Ajax-RKC Waalwijk (3-0).
"It was presented to us by his agents," said Ten Hag.
"We looked at it and in the end didn't. We have enough strikers."
Zahavi has heard the comments from Amsterdam.
"And I didn't like them," he said at his press presentation on Tuesday, without mentioning names.
"I just want to say one thing about it. There is only one truth and we both know what it is when we look in the mirror. I'm not going to say what the truth is."
"I respect the offers of other clubs and don't talk about it. I chose PSV because this is the club that wanted me the most. It's a good match. They play very offensive and go for the title."
Eran Zahavi signed a two-year contract with PSV on Sunday. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Eran Zahavi signed a two-year contract with PSV on Sunday.
(Photo: Pro Shots)
'I am 33 years old, but can continue for at least two more years'
The 33-year-old Zahavi has to help the PSV of the new coach Roger Schmidt with goals.
After the sale of Sam Lammers to Atalanta, Orange international Donyell Malen was the only striker in Eindhoven.
"I'm a striker and I love to score goals. That's my main quality. But I'm a team player, I never score after a dribble or crazy moves. The team is more important than scoring."
Zahavi, who scored 29 times in the Chinese league last season, does not think he is worn out yet.
"I'm 33 years old, but I think I can go on for another two, three, four or five years. I saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic score twice in Serie A yesterday, at the age of 39. He doesn't look like someone who will go. I just want to enjoy it and not look too far ahead. "
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