Ajax confirms arrival Orejuela, transfer Barac of the job

Ajax confirms arrival Orejuela, transfer Barac of the job

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Ajax has Friday the arrival of Colombian defender Luis Manuel Orejuela confirmed. The collection of the Croatian Mateo Barac of NK Osijek is on the other hand permanently of the job.

The 21-year-old Orejuela, whose coming Tuesday was announced by his club, Deportivo Cali, withstood successfully the medical examination and signed in the Arena a contract until mid-2022. He will get number 28.

The Locals pay 3,65 million euros for the defender, especially in consideration seems to come for the rechtsbackpositie. On that place are playing captain Joel Veltman usually.

Orejuela is the third Colombian in the selection of Ajax. Last year came Davinson Sanchez and Mateo Cassierra been to Amsterdam from South America. Cassierra played just like Orejuela for Deportivo Cali.

Ajax-trainer Marcel Emperor ordered Tuesday already know especially looking for reinforcement for the defence, because he now has few options.

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The other proposed defensive purchase, Barac, was already a personal agreement with Ajax about a commitment for three years, but the medical examination was doubt about the physical condition of the one-time Croatian international.

The Locals wanted a second opinion and according to the Osijek-president Ivana Mestrovic is a transition now afgeketst.

“I can say that Mateo Barac not to Ajax, that is just one of the many clubs interested in this player,” said the president of the club who recently PSV off in the third qualifying round of the Europa League.

Barac (23) was longer in the interest of Ajax, but that would be really convinced in the double encounter with PSV. With Osijek, he won, both at home with 1-0.


Earlier in this summer’s transfer had to be Ajax, even though a stripe put on by the arrival of Richarlison. The club didn’t come out with Fluminense, which the Brazilian vleugelspeler to Watford in the county.

Ajax strengthened himself so far apart Orejuela with striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and reservekeepers Benjamin of Leather and Kostas Lamprou.

The crew of the Emperor begin the new season on Saturday at 20.45 hours with an away game against Heracles Almelo.

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