The emperor will find that Ajax broader selection
Ajax-trainer Marcel Emperor stressed three weeks before the close of the summer transfer market that his current selection is too narrow to next season, for the prices to be able to play.
“Especially in the defense, we have more competition needed”, says Emperor on Tuesday on the website of the Amsterdam club.
“We now have a great selection, just about a whole year, you have a wide selection to win prizes. So We are still searching for the selection to expand.”
The emperor saw with Jairo Riedewald, Kenny Tete and Heiko Westerman this summer three defenders leave. They could last season, all three are not on a fixed goals count under then-coach Peter Bosz.
“The choice of substitutes is in the back has become less. The base is largely intact, but the selection is narrower. We can now both back as a central defender to attract, because we have players on both of those positions from the feet can.”
The 48-year-old coach referring to right back Joel Veltman and full-Nick Viergever, who are both also in the centre can play.
Also for the midfield would be Emperor than a gain. “We have now, in principle, five players for the midfield. No one had, of course, can foresee what is going on with Abdelhak Nouri has happened. If we can do anything in the society, then we will have to consider that. There is now no decision has been taken.”
The emperor hopes, in any case, that this transfer no one leaves. “It is certainly not intended that there are any players to leave. I would like to that everyone stays, but you never know how a market is going to run. That can sometimes be very crazy.”
He is constantly in contact with technical director Marc Overmars about any developments. “It is a very energetic happen with transfers and players where we are interested in. It is now a bit more intense, because you are well on your guard. We talk about how we see football and what players fit. From there action is taken, or not.”
In addition Riedewald, Tete and Westermann left also captain Davy Klaassen, mercenary Bertrand Traoré and reservedoelman Diederik Boer this summer, from the Johan Cruijff Arena. On the other hand was so far only the arrival of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and keeper Benjamin van Leer and Kostas Lamprou.
Ajax starts the Premier league season Saturday with an away game against Heracles Almelo.
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