Ajax close in on Huntelaar
By Jeffrey Glorie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ajax are reportedly close to signing Heerenveen striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar.Ajax are reportedly close to clinching a deal with Heerenveen for striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar.
The 22-year-old Dutchman is rated as one of the brightest prospects in the country after scoring 30 goals in 43 appearances for Heerenveen.
He has undergone a medical and is set to be unveiled very soon.
Meanwhile, defender Maxwell is reportedly looking for a Dutch passport.
The Brazilian has lived in Holland for five years, qualifying him for residency should he choose to pursue it.
Rumours have it that the player's agent has been investigating the possibility, which would make him a more attractive target for a foreign club.
Under current rules there are limits on how many players from outside the EU a Spanish or Italian club can have, so if Maxwell had Dutch citizenship he would be more likely to secure the move he is looking for.
The 24-year-old's contract expires in the summer, and he is keen to test himself in a different league.