Ajax makes the continental assault on the Bernabéu profitable

With the sales of holders and substitutes that day he has made more than 250 million euros of profit. Their destinations: Barcelona, United, Juventus, Chelsea ...


The Ajax of 18/19 was launched towards the final of the Wanda Metropolitano. The 'ajacied' left Real Madrid and Juventus behind with two comebacks that are already the history of European competition, but another theoretical 'underdog' like Tottenham ended his dream by precisely turning the scoreboard.

The team was full of proper names. De Ligt, central and one of the youngest captains in Europe, De Jong in the engine room, Van de Beek filtering between the lines or Ziyech, Tadic and Neres dividing the rear in pieces were among the most outstanding and their performances on big stages they placed him on the agendas of the world's leading sports directors. Ajax brushed the feat on the green and was preparing to take advantage.

Only from the list of players that Ten Hag took to 1-4 at the Bernabéu, Ajax has taken up to 269.5 million euros in transfer income that would remain at 248.43 of net profit if we discount the investments he had What would the club do in these players so that they would wear the Ajax shirt. After that appointment in Madrid, Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona, € 75 million), De Ligt (Juventus, € 85.5 million), Schöne (Genoa, € 1.5), Van de Beek (Manchester United, € 39 million), Sinkgraven left (Bayer, € 5m), Veltman (Brighton, € 1m), De Wit (AZ, € 2m) and Kasper Dolberg (Nice, € 20.5m). The good sight for the Dutch businesses is evidenced in that, of all these operations, they only lost in Sinkgraven's, for which the Heerenveen paid 7 million and ended up leaving for two less.

To that figure taken exclusively from the Champions list, we must add the sales of Wöber, Orejuela or Valcav Cerny made the summer before 19/20, which left another 12 million euros more to make a total of 281.55 million euros of revenue.

Win and reinvest

With Van der Sar at the helm of the technical secretariat, Ajax has decided to reinvest all that profit in mixing veterans with young promises and imposing themselves in their league, advancing as much as possible in Europe and polishing diamonds to sell at great prices in Europe. Nothing that has not been done for centuries in the Netherlands, a region with a long tradition in the treatment and subsequent sale of this gemstone.

While they were selling these summers they have acquired up to eight players in which they have spent 84 million euros of the proceeds. In addition to two transfers (Babel and Varela), Ajax has signed two veterans such as Quincy Promes (€ 15.7 million) and Stekelenburg, which came at zero cost and several promises that they hope to develop such as Scherpen, Piere, Lisandro Martínez, Marin. Edson Álvarez or the newcomers this season Kudus and Antony, their most expensive signing so far with 15.75 million euros paid to Sao Paulo.

A Champions League that Ajax did not win but that has reported an excellent volume of business that now seeks to repeat.

Photos from as.com
Powered by Blogger.