Marc Overmars sees that the successful Champions League campaign has put Ajax on the map again worldwide. The greatest talents are offered in Amsterdam, the director of player policy tells De Telegraaf.
“With our player budget of 45 million euros in the final phase of the Champions League, we competed against clubs with half a billion budgets. It gave us so much goodwill, status and sympathy worldwide. You know, the agents of the world’s largest talents knock on the door to be allowed to store them at Ajax “, said Overmars, which does not respond to names.
Despite the successful season with Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong and Lasse Schöne, Ajax saw only three basic players leave. Other support pillars were already fixed for a longer time at an early stage. “This summer I expect a lot more crowds. It will be difficult to keep the selection intact,” warns Overmars.