Overmars makes big revelations about transfer from Avila to his old love Ajax – Football News

Overmars makes big revelations about transfer from Avila to his old love Ajax – Football News
Overmars makes big revelations about transfer from Avila to his old love Ajax – Football News
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Last summer, Gaston Avila moved from Antwerp to Ajax. Striking and equally special was the gigantic transfer fee.

Marc Overmars signed Gaston Avila for 4.4 million euros from the Argentinian top club Boca Juniors. Last summer, Ajax, Overmars’ ex-team, came to the Bosuil to take the Argentinian away.

And the transfer fee in particular, 12.5 million euros, caught the eye. The story is now known. Avila was one of the big mistakes of the already fired Sven Mislintat and is currently out for a long time after a serious injury in training.

In an interview with NOS, Overmars indicated that he had stayed out of the negotiations about Avila as much as possible. “I sent Mislintat one message: ‘This must be it.’ It was the fastest deal ever. But it was also difficult for me, because I thought: What are they bringing home?!”

“You have to sell something to the club you love. At Ávila I thought: He is not a typical Ajax player. He was also in doubt himself. He was a player who was really loved in the playing group.”

The deal went through anyway. Overmars mentioned the asking price and Mislintat immediately agreed. Financially a very good deal, but Avila only played eight times for Ajax.

The article is in Dutch

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