Ajax Turned Down €40M Offer For Huntelaar

Dutch giants Ajax ruled out a transfer deadline day move for their striker yesterday and even a €40million offer couldn’t tempt the Amsterdam side to sell their star player. According to Algemeen Dagblad, Ajax received offers from two clubs on the last day of the transfer window. However, the Amsterdam side refused to let go off their star player at the last moment. Huntelaar’s agent, as well as the Ajax hierarchy, have confirmed the story, with the highest offer being around €40million. Premiership sides Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City are reportedly the two teams who tried to buy 'The Hunter'. “We were shocked by the offers,” said technical director Danny Blind. “We never even considered a last minute transfer. We had an internal meeting about this subject before and we told both sides that Klaas Jan was going nowhere.” “A huge offer like that is always tempting, but there’s no time to use the funds to sign a replacement. Therefore, we didn’t even consider accepting one of the bids we received.Furthermore, Brazilian winger Leonardo opted to stay at Ajax despite the interest of Eredivisie side NEC. Both teams reached an agreement about a one-season loan deal, but the Nijmegen side were unable to meet the 25-year-old attacker’s personal wishes.


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