Quincy Promes was delighted with his transfer to Seville for a Year. The 27-year-old attacker had been three months ago, when he first heard of the interest, don’t expect that it’s actually a transition going to come.
“At the time, I said: yes it is nice, but it’s not going to happen. I saw that it was still not all the way for me, at that time, because I am only in my first season and was at Seville,” he said on Monday on the website of his new club.
“You’re thinking about it, don’t be so fast to have another one to make the next step. However, it remains a game of football. After the season, which is pretty hit and miss with a trainerswissel, and so on, I have stated that I have to go to Ajax and would like to, and has set the ball rolling.”
Promes agrees that Erik ten Hag had played a significant role in its decision-making. He has worked in the past at Go Ahead Eagles, which would, in the 2011/2012 season and picked up by FC Twente, together with the current trainer of the Year.
“That has certainly played a role. It will feel familiar. I have a lot of discipline to get him to mention it. Therefore, I will return at Ajax. He has been with me for the detail i put in, so I was able to be so physical. It was a very good co-operation with the Go-Ahead. He knows me personally very well.”
Quincy Promes put it in front of Marc Overmars and Erik ten Hag to have a signature h of the contract Year. (Photo: Ajax/Jasper Ruhé)
“I have no vengeful feelings
Promes is all too familiar with Ajax. He was playing from his eleventh to his sixteenth year, already in the youth academy of Ajax, which he is using HFC Haarlem, FC Twente, Sparta Moscow, and, therefore, Seville, later made a name for itself in the world of football.
“There’s never really a direct reason why I had to leave for Ajax, but I told myself to become lost. I guess I was a little bit difficult was when I was young. I didn’t really know what I was supposed to do in order to get the best out of myself to pick it up. I was going to be a lot of my talent to lean on. I have learnt from this experience.”
“I have no vengeful feelings. There are a lot of players away, and many of them also are good to go. I am also a very good example of this. I just hope that I got involved support that will never be turned away.”
Promes will close on Monday next week, with the selection of the Year. He has, after a trip to the Dutch national team to Portugal for the final of the Nations League, first for a short holiday and let the training camp in De Lutte to go.
“I’m so much looking forward to it! Ajax is a great year to look back on. Reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League is no mean feat. It has been quite a challenge to get that level to hold on to it, but Ajax have shown that they are working to get back to the top. They will have a difficult time to be known, but we need to have a very bright future and create history. You can see that Ajax is a new way to want to go and purchase this now proves that.”
Ajax takes a Promes for the more than 15 million euros from Sevilla