Crystal Palace Confirm Signing of £7.9m Ajax Defender Jairo Riedewald

Monday July 24th, 2017

​Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of defender Jairo Riedewald from Ajax.

The Netherlands international arrives at Selhurst Park in a reported £7.9million move having impressed with the Eredivisie side last season.

Riedewald becomes Palace boss Frank de Boer's second signing since his appointment, after the arrival of Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan from Chelsea earlier this month.

De Boer handed his compatriot his professional debut while coach of Ajax, and clearly rates the youngster highly.

The deal was expected to be completed prior to Palace's involvement in the pre-season Asia Trophy, but was reportedly held up because of a third-party agent asking for a cut of the deal.


Riedewald has proved his versatility for Ajax, playing at centre-back, left-back and as a holding midfielder.

He made 16 league appearances last season, as well as six starts in Ajax's Europa League campaign which ended with defeat against Manchester United in the final.

More to follow...


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