In 2019 Ihattaren already said: “I want to collect the largest transfer fee ever for PSV. That is my dream.”
Van der Meijde, former player of the team from Amsterdam and still a fan of the capitals, picks up on that. He would like to see Ihattaren at work in the ArenA.
Van der Meijde: “Ajax also has a lot of money. Would you dare to take that step? If Ajax came now?” He asks the attacker.
‘Do not accept’
Ihattaren: “You never know how things will go. I also think Ajax is a great club. But the fans (of PSV, ed.) Will not accept it.” Van der Meijde asks whether the attacker could still be content with a sensitive switch, if the people from Eindhoven would collect a nice amount for it.
“I definitely want to do something for the club”, Ihattaren responds. “I like PSV. It’s my club, you know?”
Van der Meijde: “So you could have peace with it, if Ajax pays 30 million? I’ll just name a few.”
Ihattaren: “As long as it is a record.”
At the moment, the record for outgoing transfers held by PSV is held by Hirving Lozano. The Mexican attacker left Eindhoven to Napoli in 2019 for almost 40 million euros.
The chance that Ajax will put a higher amount on the table for Ihattaren is currently nil. After all, the attacker is not always undisputed at PSV and the corona virus has virtually paralyzed the transfer market anyway.
The domestic transfer record is immediately shattered in the event of a transfer from Ihattaren to Ajax. Now that is still in the name of Miralem Sulejmani, who moved from sc Heerenveen to Amsterdam for 16.5 million euros in 2008.
Ajax’s director of football affairs, Marc Overmars, was asked earlier this season whether Ihattaren was ‘a serious option’ for Ajax. Overmars reacted cryptically and evasively. “Actually not at the moment, no. It is a type of player who could suit Ajax”, he said at Ajax TV.
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