Saturday 14


Veltman considering Ajax exit

15th July 2019, 15:06 by Alex Jack

Ajax right-back Joel Veltman has admitted he's open to the possibility of leaving the Dutch champions this summer.

The Dutchman has now entered the final year of his contract with the Amsterdam outfit and does not want to pen a renewal as he considers a new challenge.

"I am open to a transfer," Veltman told De Telegraaf from Ajax's pre-season training camp in Austria.

"I am now 27, I have a one year left on my contract and this is a good moment in itself. But it's still in a bit of flux. There is certainly some interest, but not really concrete yet."

Veltman was seriously injured against VVV-Venlo in April last year and lost his place in the right-back slot to Noussair Mazraoui.

But he recovered well and started in both legs of Ajax's Champions League quarter-final and semi-final clashes against Juventus and Tottenham.

He was linked to West Ham United on Friday in the Daily Mail and the defender appears ready to test himself at Premier League level.

"My matches in the Champions League last season have been a good calling card," he added.

"I showed that after my injury I can take that level again. I am in top shape and have never been as strong as now. Fortunately I was able to show that in those competitions."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Alex Jack is a Yorkshireman with Scottish connections and well versed in a number of sports. A Leeds United supporter, who also enjoys both codes of rugby. Leeds Rhinos is where you can find him in the summer, while Alex is an avid supporter of Scottish rugby union.

More Ajax


Wounded Ajax pick of the bunch for Europa glory

12th December 2019, 10:08

Ajax may have dropped into the Europa League this season but they look like the pick of the bunch from the Champions League drop-outs to win the competition.


Champions League exit leaves Ajax vulnerable to departures

11th December 2019, 17:29

Ajax were dumped out of the Champions League on Tuesday night and that could see a few key men depart in January.


Angelino linked with Dutch return

3rd December 2019, 11:58

Manchester City defender Angelino has been heavily linked with a return to the Eredivisie with former club PSV and Ajax reportedly showing an interest.


Onana believes Ajax have improved

26th November 2019, 18:56

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana says his side are better this season despite the loss of key players over the summer.


Ajax / Heracles praised for anti-racism display

24th November 2019, 16:27

Players from Ajax and Heracles have been praised for their anti-racism stance during Saturday’s Eredivisie match.

Recent Sport Headlines

Inter Milan

Inter line up Alonso alternative

14th December 2019, 20:02

Inter Milan will reportedly move for Parma’s Matteo Darmian in January if Chelsea refuse to budge on their valuation of Marcos Alonso.


Southampton 0-1 West Ham

14th December 2019, 20:02

Southampton slumped to their sixth home defeat of the campaign as West Ham United clinched a well-merited 1-0 victory at St Mary’s.

Rugby Union

Milner-Skudder confirms further Toulon delay

14th December 2019, 19:37

New Zealand international Nehe Milner-Skudder’s switch to Toulon has been delayed further due to an ongoing shoulder injury.

Real Madrid

Bale still has role to play – Zidane

14th December 2019, 19:36

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists Gareth Bale is still in his plans despite overlooking the winger in recent weeks.

Horse Racing

Altior 'unlikely' to run in King George VI

14th December 2019, 18:43

Trainer Nicky Henderson admits Altior is "extremely unlikely" to run in the Ladbrokes King George VI this month.


Khan hints at retirement in 2020

14th December 2019, 18:32

Amir Khan has hinted he could call time on his career in 2020 after revealing it may be his "final big year".

Rugby Union

Glasgow looking to tie down winger

14th December 2019, 18:21

Glasgow Warriors are hoping to tie winger Tommy Seymour down to a new contract, according to head coach Dave Rennie.


Wijnaldum injury takes shine off Liverpool win

14th December 2019, 18:16

Liverpool now hold a 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League but an injury picked up by Georginio Wijnaldum took the shine off their win over Watford.