**Ajax FC - Takeover Report 2024**
I have taken over Ajax mid August and they are pretty much where you would expect them to be. They continue to develop excellent youngsters before selling them for a good profit. That profit is spent picking up mid level players from smaller nations.
Whilst this has brought in decent money for them they haven't had a great deal of success. Here is the list of league winners since the start of the game.
I would expect to see a few more titles there. There is plenty of money to spend. This summer they have already sold over £50m of talent leaving over £60m in the bank and £38m to spend on new players, plus plenty of room in the wage budget.
I have brought in one player so far, Franco Ayala who joins from Monterrey for an eventual £20m which was both mine and Ajax's biggest signing.
The squad is quiet big with plenty of talent to win the league but we are lacking the type of player that can make us a force in Europe.
There are a few names that are still with the club and others that have returned such as Tete.
I was surprised to see the under 19s didn't have much talent in it, luckily they were all listed in the B side, with a lot of them out on loan. This is the best of the B and u19 sides
Has you can see there is plenty of potential, the key is getting them to a standard that they can break into the first team squad, luckily those out on loan are getting first team experience at the top level. The three that standout for me are:
It is always nice to have a promising keeper on the books and Bob looks like he can be a top keeper for us.
Only 17 years old but already looks like he could make the first team squad.
Doesn't seem to have as much potential as some of the others but there is something about him I like. I see him as bit of a project with sorting out his personality the top of my 'to do' list.
The season as already started in Holland and in the time it took to appoint me Ajax have already been knocked out of the Champions League and I had a day to prepare for my first game, a Europa League playoff against Maccabi Haifi, followed three days later to a trip to PSV. Wish me luck!!!