Ajax closing in on new deal for Jorrel Hato valid until 2028

According to ESPN, Ajax are closing in on a new deal for Jorrel Hato, extending the youngster’s contract up until 2028. There are still details to be clarified, but Hato is happy to stay at Ajax amid interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs. There will not be a release clause included in the deal.

Jorrel Hato joined Ajax’s academy in the summer of 2018 and since then the 17-year-old star has gone on to feature 45 times for the first team. Last December, the defender became the youngest-ever starting captain for Ajax in European history. He has also recently become the fifth youngest player ever to play for the senior Netherlands national team.

The 2006-born talent has serious potential, which means clubs across Europe are keeping tabs on him. Arsenal are one of Hato’s biggest admirers. The North London side were keen on signing the Dutchman last month, but financially the move never quite seemed possible for the Gunners. Now, he’s set to commit his future to Ajax, who are currently fifth in the Eredivisie table after their worst-ever start to a league season. Jorrel Hato has played a crucial role in helping Ajax rise from the bottom of the Eredivisie towards the top of the table.

GBeNeFN Hugo Hargreaves

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