Ajax sees a role in the first team for Ekkelenkamp next season. In addition to FC Twente, SC Heerenveen also knocked on the door in Amsterdam, but both clubs were yet to receive a clear ‘no’ from director of football affairs Marc Overmars.
Ajax coach Erik ten Hag is charmed by Ekkelenkamp, but the twenty-year-old midfielder did not play much in the first team last season. Ekkelenkamp himself hopes for a chance in Ajax 1, but is not unwilling about a rental to an Eredivisie club.
“Making Overmars non-negotiable of a rental to FC Twente and SC Heerenveen is a clear signal to the self-trained player, who must now take his chance in the preparation,” writes Mike Verweij. Ekkelenkamp has a two-year contract in Amsterdam.
– Mike Verweij (@MikeVerweij) August 4, 2020