It was not supposed to be this way. Even after selling Kasper Dolberg, Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong, Ajax were anticipated to go back to winning ways from the 2019/20 Champions League. The first two matches attracted two but it fell apart. Chelsea scored a goal to acquire Ajax had two players sent off. A 2-0 win against Lille steadied the boat but an accident-ridden Valencia group undid the fantastic work with a 1-0 triumph in Amsterdam and abruptly Ajax was heading into the Europa League instead of the knock out stage of this 2019/20 Champions League. The change in Champions League play has translated into issues. Moving against ADO Den Haag on December 22 in the Eredivisie game, Ajax had dropped two league games for the first time since the beginning of this 2014/15 season. The loss to AZ Alkmaar leaves Ajax ahead on goal difference in the Eredivisie. Ajax faces a Europa League tie against Getafe in February.
Who Might Be Leaving
The question that is simpler might be, who may remain. The Ajax company model relies on selling the participant, developing talent and having another prepared to take his opportunity and rumours of players departing Ajax are believable, therefore. Top of this list to the January transfer window is Donny van Beek. In reality, it was a surprise last summer which he didn’t leave. Van de Beek is a prototype attacker – heights of energy, a willingness to work hard along with also a threat in and about the penalty box of the opposition. Real Madrid was connected with the participant and attention stays. A cost of about $55m is anticipated. Goalkeeper André Onana has 10 – 15 seasons before him and he’s been connected with a range of clubs. He’d be a steal at $35m. Hakim Ziyech, David Neres, Nicolás Tagliafico, and Joël Veltman are names which were tossed around as a number of the players which may be heading from the Ajax doorway.
Areas to Strengthen
Maybe the requirement is some respite from harms and it may be on the road. US international Sergino Dest, and Labyad, Neres, and Blind have injury problems during the past couple of weeks. However, the rest is along the way. December 22 is the last Eredivisie match before January 19, so there’s time. The need is patience. Ajax are scoring goals and has not surrendered that many. In addition, we need to bear in mind that in De Jong and Matthijs de Ligt Ajax are missing two talents. When there was one pit from filling it, which Ajax might gain is an experienced player to assist to manage matches better from the midfield.
Sebastian Andersson of Sweden and Union Berlin has been linked with a move. Given that Andersson is a striker who might be described as a late-developer it could be a good move. Nikola Moro of Dinamo Zagreb was cited as a potential transfer target as well.
Restrict any departures to gamers that will entice price and restrict any signings. You need to keep in mind that Ajax signed 7 players and watched 10 leave; thus a lot of bedding in time for the signings of summer is needed. Transfer action together with players returning from injury and keeping the Eredivisie and also a run from the Europa League is possible.
Even though some could have Ajax hang the equivalent of a”no sensible offer refused” signal it’d be unwise. The Ajax principles continue to be strong.