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8 most expensive players sold by Ajax

From left, Frenkie de Jong, Lisandro Martinez, Ligt are the most expensive player sold by Ajax. Photo: Besoccer
  • Ajax has a track record of identifying young talents and naturing them to become great players
  • The Dutch giants have made good sales from natured talents by selling across Europe
  • The club recently sold Lisandro Martinez to Manchester United at a substantial amount

 Ajax, one of the well-known clubs across Europe, boasts a remarkable tradition and history.

The club establishes standards for other top teams across the globe regarding how to nurture young players. Each year, its emphasis on the total football philosophy generates star players.

Numerous prominent European teams are lining up to sign Ajax youngsters with potential.

The Dutch club has in the before sold a number of spectacular people who’ve gone on to have very great careers. The squad just transferred Lisandro Martinez to Old Trafford for a sizable transfer price, keeping tradition.

Ajax is a selling club that recognises talent, develops it, and doesn’t obstruct them when they want to use it.

8 Luis Suarez-$27 million

Former Ajax star Luis Suarez. Photo: Skysports

At Ajax, Luis Suarez made his debut in European club football. During the 2010–11 season, the striker was traded from the team to Liverpool for $27 million.

The Uruguayan star scored 111 goals and contributed 66 assists throughout his 157 games with Ajax.

After a stellar run at Anfield, it wasn’t shocking to see Suarez score goals for pleasure for teams such as Atletico Madrid and Barcelona in his later career.

7 Sebastian Haller- $ 31.6

When Sebastian Haller olayed for Ajax. Photo: MARCA

After transferring from West Ham United to Ajax, Sebastian Haller established himself as a notable player.

The striker recently joined Borussia Dortmund for the upcoming 2022–23 season after netting 47 goals in 65 games for Ajax.

Haller was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer, and he is seeking medication. The $31.6 million fee for the 28-year-services old’s was required by the Bundesliga team in Germany.

6. Donny van de Beek – $37.78 million

Former Ajax player Donny van de Beek. Photo: Eurosport

During the 2020–21 season, Manchester United acquired Donny van de Beek from Ajax for $37.78 million.

During the 2018–19 season, the midfielder was essential to Erik ten Hag’s team, which defeated the Old Lady and Real Madrid en route to the UEFA Champions League semifinals. In the hopes of receiving more playing time, he has reconnected with his former coach at Old Trafford.

5. Hakim Ziyech – $ 40.8 million

Former Ajax star Hakim Ziyech. Photo MARCA

One of several players who displayed class while representing AFC Ajax is Hakim Ziyech. In 2016, the winger paid $11.2 million to go from FC Twente to Ajax.

Later, he moved to the Premier League to play for Chelsea, earning the Dutch team a respectable profit of $40.8million. Ziyech played 164 games for Ajax throughout his time there, recording 49 goals and 80 assists.

4. Davinson Sanchez – $42.8 million

Davinson Sanchez while still at Ajax. Photo: Goal.com

In terms of transfer cost, Davinson Sanchez is among the top five Ajax’s most expensive defenders ever.

He holds the third-highest salary after earning the club $42.8 million when he joined Spurs in the 2017/18 season, and he was 21 years at that time. The Colombian national team player is still a very bright future for Spurs.

3 Lisandro Martinez- $58.5 milion

Lisandro Martinez at Ajax. Photo: MARCA

Lisandro Martinez is the most recent AFC Ajax player to sign for a premier European team. For the upcoming 2022–23 season, the defender’s transfer to Manchester United has been finalised.

He is crucial to Erik ten Hag’s ambitions for the team where he will be the new manager, according to ten Hag. For this reason, MUFC spent $58.5 million to bring the player and management back together.

Martinez is also among the most expensive signings this summer.

 2. Matthijs de Ligt – $ 87.2 million

Matthijs de Ligt while at Ajax. Photo: Skysports

Ajax, the team that went on that remarkable run in the UEFA Champions League 2019–20, was led by Matthijs de Ligt. The defender displayed outstanding leadership qualities and a superb game sense as a teen.

De Ligt, who was expected to be a potential star, was signed by Juventus FC in 2020 for an eye-watering $87.3 million from the Dutch giants. Ligt has joined FC Bayern Munich after leaving the Old Lady.

1 Frenkie de Jong- $87.3 million

Frenkie de Jong is the most expensive sale at Ajax. Photo: Getty Images

In the same transfer window that saw Matthijs de Ligt depart Ajax, Frenkie de Jong also changed teams. The midfielder’s $87.3 million transfer to FC Barcelona makes him the most expensive player to leave Ajax ever.

Due to the player’s extraordinary talent, it’s not doubtful that he is worth every cent. Currently, Manchester United is willing to pay over $81.7 million to sign the player and bring him back again with Erik ten Hag.

According to sources, de Jong is unwilling to leave Camp Nou, and Manchester United hasn’t given up on the Barcelona star yet

it is said that Barcelona Manager Xavi Hernandez is set to put pressure on de Jong to leave the club

 

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