Ajax land Brazilian talent
By Martijn de Groote
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ajax have sealed the loan capture of Brazilian starlet Luis Kasmirski.Ajax have sealed the loan capture of Brazilian starlet Luis Kasmirski.
Coach Ronald Koeman has made a number of loan raids on South America this summer, with Kasmirski following Argentines Gaston Sagnoy and Sebastian Rusculleda into the Amsterdam ArenA.
The 19-year-old defender caught the eye of Ajax's South American scouting network while playing for Figuerense and his club have sanctioned the loan move.
Kasmirski will be given the entire season to prove he is capable of a permanent move.
Koeman, meanwhile, will have to do without Tom Soetaers for the opening three matches of the new season after he was sent off in the Dutch Super Cup final last weekend.
The left winger's suspension has resulted in Koeman restoring wantaway Moroccan Nourdin Boukhari to his squad.
Boukhari had been told in the summer he could move on, with NAC Breda and Heerenveen expressing interest.
However, he has been handed an Ajax lifeline and he has three games to prove to Koeman that he is worthy of a permanent stay.