Celtic and Ajax have been fighting it out to sign Willem II left-back Mitchell Dijks for the last few weeks, and a report in Voetbal International has updated the state of his transfer.
The Bhoys have submitted a €2 million offer for Dijks’ signature, but a deal has not yet been agreed, and Ajax have something of an advantage in the race to sign him.
Having moved to Willem from the Amsterdam ArenA, Ajax inserted a 50% sell-on clause in his contract, meaning that to match the €2 million valuation, they only have to bid €1 million.
However, it looks as if they are unwilling to pay that fee, with the new report claiming that both clubs are still in talks with nothing yet agreed.
Willem not only want the €1 million from Ajax, but also a player in exchange, something the buying club have not agreed to.
Despite having the finical advantage over Celtic, it is the Bhoys who must now be frontrunners in the race to sign Dijks. They have paid the correct amount to agree a transfer, and only personal terms are left to be agreed.
This puts them ahead of Ajax in talks, and although Dijks is personally discussing a move with Ajax, the two clubs have come no closer to actually agreeing a transfer for the talented Dutch youth international.