Insufficient performance, inadequate behavior, XXL salary… Clubs find a thousand reasons when they want to part with a player who has become undesirable.

But that invoked by Ajax Amsterdam about Mohamed Ihattaren is more unusual.

According to

De Telegraaf

, the main daily newspaper in the Netherlands, Ajax would like to break the loan of the 20-year-old Dutchman, sold with an option to buy since January by Juventus, because of his alleged links with a criminal group.

Ihattaren has already had a troubled pre-season, with an absence from an internship in Austria because of threats hanging over him, following an obscure love affair.

The attacking midfielder denied the facts, but

De Telegraaf

returned to the attack, citing links between the player and the Mocro Maffia, a criminal organization of Moroccan origin established in the Netherlands and Belgium.

No jersey number

"He is very close to those involved in the crime," says former police officer John Van den Heuvel, now a journalist for the daily.

This does not mean that he himself commits criminal acts, but the line is very thin.

Van den Heuvel thus indicates that people linked to the Mocro Maffia would have gone to court in the car that Ajax provided to Ihattaren, and that the latter went to visit "criminals" in prison, no later than the last week.

The left-hander trained at PSV Eindhoven is continuing his individual preparation, but has not been assigned a shirt number for the season by the Amsterdam club.


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