Ajax hopes for the next season to strengthen with two teenagers from the Premier league. The people of Amsterdam are in talks with FC Emmen on the nineteen-year-old goalkeeper Kjell Tighten, and with sc Heerenveen about defender Kik Pierie (18).
That confirms agent Edwin Olde Riekerink of SoccerVision Thursday in The Telegraph. The company represents the interests of both Hone if Pierie.
“Ajax has contacted Emmen, that is all I have at this moment can say. With Heerenveen and Ajax in conversation,” says Olde Riekerink.
The 2,02 metres long Hone is working on his first season in the Premier league. After 26 matches, the team from Drenthe sixty tegentreffers, only NAC Breda (62) and Fortuna Sittard (61) received any money and more goals.
The in Emmen born Hone still has a contract until mid-2020. Are any coming to Amsterdam, it seems that Ajax mainly as an investment in the future, because with André Onana, Bruno Varela, Kostas Lamprou, and Benjamin van Leer (rented to NAC) has the club already has four experienced goalkeepers under contract.
Kik Pierie scored this season for Heerenveen against Ajax in the Johan Cruijff ArenA (4-4). (Photo: Pro Shots)
Also contract Pierie runs until mid-2020
Pierie is working on his second season as basisspeler in Heerenveen and also his contract expires in the summer of 2020. The born in the United States jeugdinternational of Orange played 56 matches at the highest level and came two times to score.
Earlier this week it was announced that Ajax are on the verge of the Romanian Razvan Marin for 12 million euro to take over from Standard Liege. The midfielder must be the successor of the FC Barcelona departing Frenkie de Jong.
The interest in Hone and Pierie shows that Ajax is also the Dutch market remains the focus. “I think it’s important that we first time in the Netherlands”, says director of football cases Marc Overmars in The Telegraph.
“All the players are not always easy to of the Dutch subtop make the step to participate on the European level. However, we are looking certainly in the Netherlands.”
Ajax plays Sunday at 16.45 hours in Amsterdam in the Eredivisie-winner against leader PSV. Wednesday, the team of trainer Erik ten Hag on a visit to the Emmen of Sharpen.
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