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Forrester on brink of Ajax deal

Former Villa youngster on trial at Eredivisie club

By Gerrit van Leeuwen.   Last Updated: 23/07/11 11:46am

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Forrester: Will sign at Ajax if trial is successful

Forrester: Will sign at Ajax if trial is successful

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Ajax coach Frank de Boer says former Aston Villa midfielder Harry Forrester is close to signing a deal with the Dutch champions.

The 20-year-old was released by Villa in May after his contract expired having joined the Midlands club from Watford as a youth player in 2007.

Forrester, capped at England Under-17 level, did not make a senior appearance for Villa but was a regular performer for their Academy and reserve sides.

He also spent part of last season on loan at Scottish Premier League club Kilmarnock, notching up seven appearances.

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The attacking midfielder is currently undergoing a trial period with the Eredivisie giants in hope of earning a contract.

And De Boer is hopeful of bringing the youngster to the Amsterdam Arena on a permanent basis after witnessing him in action for Villa reserves last year.

He told De Telegraaf: "He is close to a deal.

"He's a good player. But it's not only about the two per cent of the time you have got the ball during a game. The 98% you don't have the ball is more important. And I think he has to develop that side of the game.

"Harry will go with Jong Ajax (Ajax's reserve squad) to a training camp in (Dutch region) Zeeland. After that we will make a decision. But it surely looks good."

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