Ajax completes deal for Edson Alvarez following De Ligt departure

Ajax has moved quickly to replace Matthijs de Ligt, bringing in Mexico international Edson Alvarez from Club America.

Mexico defender Edson Alvarez has signed a deal that will keep him at Ajax until June 2024.   -  Getty Images

Ajax has completed the €15million signing of Edson Alvarez from Club America, helping to address the loss of Matthijs de Ligt.

Club captain De Ligt completed his long-awaited move to Serie A champion Juventus last week, with the Italian club paying an initial €75m for the 19-year-old.

Ajax has wasted little time in spending some of that money on 21-year-old Mexico international Alvarez, who has signed a deal that will keep him at the club until June 2024.

 

The Dutch side, winner of a domestic double last term as well as reaching the semifinals of the Champions League, has been busy in the transfer market during the close season.

Alvarez follows Quincy Promes, Lisandro Magallan, Lisandro Martinez and Razvan Marin in signing for Erik ten Hag's squad.

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