Palace sign Riedewald from Ajax for £8m, reports say

Ajax Amsterdam defender Jairo Riedewald is Frank De Boer's (pic) second signing for Crystal Palace. ― Reuters pic
Ajax Amsterdam defender Jairo Riedewald is Frank De Boer's (pic) second signing for Crystal Palace. ― Reuters pic

LONDON, July 18 ― Premier League club Crystal Palace have signed Ajax Amsterdam defender Jairo Riedewald for £8 million (RM44.77 million), British and Dutch media reported yesterday.

The move will reunite the 20-year-old with his former manager Frank de Boer, who has taken over at Selhurst Park.

De Boer gave Riedewald his debut as a 17-year-old at Ajax, helping the defender develop and win three Netherlands caps.

The media reports said Riedewald's signing will be officially announced by Palace today when he travels to Hong Kong to join his new team mates, who face Liverpool in a Premier League Trophy game on Wednesday.

Riedewald is De Boer's second signing after midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek joined from Chelsea on a one-year loan deal. ― Reuters

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