Berghuis quits Feyenoord to affix rivals Ajax in Eredivisie transfer controversy

Berghuis quits Feyenoord to affix rivals Ajax in Eredivisie transfer controversy

Steven Berghuis has signed a four-year deal for Ajax, the membership introduced on Monday. Eric Verhoeven/Soccrates/Getty Photographs

Ajax have signed Steven Berghuis from Feyenoord on a four-year deal, the club announced on Monday.

Ajax and Feyenoord are the biggest clubs in the Netherlands and Berghuis’s move has caused controversy due to rivalry between the two sides, especially between their fans. For several years, away supporters have not been allowed at matches between the Eredivisie clubs.

The 29-year-old had been a key player for Feyenoord in the last few seasons and was in the team when the Rotterdam side became Champions in 2017, for the first time in 18 years

Berghuis, who was below contract with Feyenoord till mid-2022, mentioned in an announcement that he needed to maneuver to develop his sport additional.

“I’m 29 years previous, and it is no secret that I needed to take the following step,” Berghuis mentioned.

“You will need to me to additional develop myself within the sport. When making the selection for my new membership, along with my growth as a football participant, I used to be very a lot searching for the mixture of taking part in for trophies, taking part in within the UEFA Champions League and staying within the image with the nationwide team. At Ajax I believe this all coincides.”

The winger started his skilled profession at FC Twente in 2011 and performed for VVV-Venlo, AZ and Watford earlier than shifting to Feyenoord in 2017.



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