From the Netherlands they just released a bomb whose scope remains to be seen, although it threatens to blow up the last ‘mini revolution’ that Monchi is preparing one day to the closing of the transfer market. The extreme Lucas Ocampos traveled to the Dutch city of Amsterdam on Tuesday afternoon to finalize the last details of his transfer to Ajax, a club that unexpectedly backed down today and has asked the Argentine to return to the Andalusian capital.
The surprising news has been revealed by the Dutch newspaper By Telegraaf first thing this Wednesday. The newspaper points out that Ajax’s board of directors has stopped everything and does not see anything clear about an operation in which everything was already closed with Sevilla FCfor 20 million euros plus variables, and with Lucas Ocampos himself, who said yes to a contract until 2026 and traveled to pass the medical tests.
Now, according to the aforementioned medium, Ocampos is already flying back to Seville and Ajax, although he has not yet ruled out that the operation can be resumedalready talks about other options to reinforce his attack such as those of Leon Bailey and Justin Kluivert. This shocking and unexpected setback comes with the substitute for the Argentine, Adnan Januzajalready in the city of Seville to sign and with advanced negotiations with a striker –kasper dolberg yesterday advanced to the ‘expensive Lucas Boyé, Umar Sadiq and Raúl de Tomás-. The remodeling of Monchi depended on the income from the sale and the wage bill released by the winger and now everything could fall like a house of cards.
This setback has also meant a heavy blow to Ajax coach Alfred Schreuder that this week saw Antony go to Manchester United for 100 million euros and had already been left this summer without other ‘cracks’ such as Noussair Mazraoui, Lisandro Martinez, Nicolas Tagliafico, Perr Schuurs, Ryan Gravenberch and Sébastien Haller. According to the local press, the coach was very angry and the signing of Ocampos had managed to calm him down. Will have to hear it today…
Gerry Hamstersports director, had received permission from the club to undertake this operation, but when the signing of Ocampos by Ajax it was only pending the approval of the board of directors, this has surprised knocking down the agreement. He considers, always according to the cited sources, that paying more than 20 million and a “generous salary” for four years is “irresponsible” in the current situation.
Ocampos even said goodbye to Sevilla
Ocampos attended several journalists who were waiting for him at the Seville airport and said, by way of farewell, that He left Sevilla FC “with a very beautiful memory”. “I thank the club for these three years. I wish it the best. It is a club that will always fight for everything. Now everything seems negative, but it will come out of a difficult moment and it will be the Sevilla FC of always”he added.
The Argentine winger he went to Amsterdam convinced that he was making “the right decision”. “For me, my family and my future. Leaving a club where you were so happy and having so many friends is complicated. I finished making the decision today (yesterday). I’m leaving better than I expected the day I arrived. “, he assured.