04 Apr Transfer information: Ajax total $12.5m bargain for Frenkie p Jong-replacement Razvan Marin
The Romania international unites the Eredivisie giants out of Standard Liege but thinks the Barca-bound midfielder are distinct players
Ajax have announced the signing of Romania global Razvan Marin since they seem to fill the emptiness left by Frenkie de Jong’s summer death for Barcelona.
The Eredivisie club confirmed they landed the normal Liege midfielder for a cost of $12.5 million (Number 11m/$14m), together with Marin signing a last-minute contract with the Champions League quarter-finalists.
The 22-year old has spent the past two-and-half seasons using Standard Liege following a January 2017 go from Romanian club Viitorul.
He is netted 14 occasions for Standard over his time in the club across all contests.
Marin will be one of the players that will likely be tasked will completing the shoes of De Jong, who’s set to leave the club that summer for Barcelona to get a 75m bargain.
Along with also the Romanian is mindful of the comparisons between himself and the future Barca midfielder, though he considers they’re two distinct kinds of players.
While De Jong flourishes at a deeper character, Marin fashions himself as more of an attack-minded participant.
“I need only to be me,” Marin told the club website. “I found that everybody compared me with Frenkie however I believe we’re two distinct styles of players since he is more in the front of the defence.
“He remains there, he’s great quality of moves, he can remove [players] through the matches.
“I am more lively. I love to go in the opposition boxto score, to assist my team how I compete”
Marin will be very likely to be one of lots of new faces in the club as Ajax face struggles to maintain on to a number of the best names.
Defender Matthijs de Ligt has been linked with moves into a number of the greatest clubs in Europe, while players like David Neres, Hakim Ziyech and Nicolas Tagliafico have been reported as transport goals for teams at the top leagues.
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While Marin has become a verified portion of Ajax’s long run, the club current such as De Jong has them staying in a struggle to the Eredivisie title.
Ajax now sit two points behind reigning champions PSV.
They are also set to combat Juventus from the quarter-finals of their Champions League, together with the initial leg to occur April 10 in the Johan Cruijff Arena.