Report: Swansea City agree fee for Ajax defender Mike van der Hoorn

Swansea City have been linked with Ajax centre-back Mike van der Hoorn.

Van der Hoorn

According to the Mirror (live transfer thread, 25th June at 15:46), Swansea City have reached an agreement with Ajax to sign centre-back Mike van der Hoorn.

The report claims that the Swans will part with roughly £2 milllion for the defender with Ajax surprisingly willing to take a loss on the player they bought from FC Utrecht three years ago.

The 23-year-old came through the Utrecht youth academy before signing for Dutch giants Ajax in 2013.

Van der Hoorn

He has gone on to make 33 Eredivisie appearances for the Amsterdam side, including 15 league appearances last term as the clun narrlowly missed out on winning the title.

Der Hoorn stands at 6ft 3inch and is comfortable with the ball at his feet - a key trait for Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin as he likes his side to play the ball out from the back.

The Swans improved massively under Guidolin following the Italian’s arrival at the club midway through last season, and as a result they pulled clear of the relegation zone in quite impressive fashion.

Van der Hoorn

This summer the club will now look to make the necessary additions to help front a top half push next season, with the defence seemingly among the areas which need to be strengthened.

De Hoorn is a former Holland U21 international and was widely tipped for a full cap under former Dutch national team boss Louis van Gaal, yet despite a previous call-up he never managed to feature.

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