Ajax have now been through the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Juventus to get to the Champions League semi-finals. The average age of the Dutch league as a whole is one of the youngest in the world.
The Ajax squad playing the Champions League this season had an average age of 23.8. At such a young age, not many players can move to a top level club like Barcelona, Madrid, Munich or Liverpool. However, Ajax have already signed De Jong from Ajax for a mind boggling amount of £75 million.
The next player out of the Ajax superstar conveyor belt is going to be Matthijs de Ligt. His services are in hot demand this summer and every hurdle that Ajax clear in the Champions League will add millions to his price tag. The journos asked for his comments on the situation and this is what the Dutchman had to say about his future:
“I don’t know”
“Announce? There is nothing to announce.”
“I can’t describe what kind of emotion we have at the moment,”
“It’s unbelievable what we achieved, we are a squad from the Netherlands and we show the world what we can do.
“We showed it in the Bernabeu (against Madrid), we showed it against Bayern Munich (at the group stage) and now we showed it against Juventus.
“But we are never satisfied and the next game is also going to be important, we’ll see what happens.
“There is so much potential in our team and we are all still young. You see us grow every game.”