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Newcastle ready to make offer for Jairo Riedewald – Report

3 years ago
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Newcastle United are interested in signing Jairo Riedewald according to reports in Holland on Wednesday morning.

The 20 year old central defender can also play as a defensive midfielder and Crystal Palace are also credited with interest.

Newcastle are prepared to meet the 10m euros (approx £8.7m) asking price according to VI NL , as the player looks sure to leave Ajax this summer, almost certainly to the Premier League.

Making his debut for Ajax as a 17 year old and his country as an 18 year old, Jairo Riedewald quickly established himself as a regular in Dutch club football.

In the 2015/1 season, the young defender started 21 league games and only started on the bench twice, a broken ankle restricting his number of games.

However, last season under manager Peter Bosz there were only 11 league starts and 22 times chosen only amongst the subs. Riedewald also turning out for the Ajax reserve team a number of times in the last campaign.

He did though play in the Europa League final against Manchester United, turning out at left-back.

A new Ajax managerial appointment doesn’t appear to have helped matters, as since Marcel Keizer’s arrival, it has reportedly been made clear that Jairo Riedewald is one of the players he is happy to trade to help raise funds for signings of his own and the player has had his squad number of 4 changed to 36.

The Dutch international has three years left on his contract at Ajax.

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