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Erik Ten Hag: We will fight to keep Brian Brobbey Featured

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The man on the touchline at the Yohan Cruyff Arena says they will do all that they can to retain the services of their 19-year-old striker as his contract with them is due to expire in four months time this term

Ajax FC coach Erik Ten Hag has served notice that his side will ''fight'' and keep their Dutch-born Ghanaian budding forward Brian Brobbey.

The talented teenage sensation is due to part company with the Dutch Eredivisie giants come on June 30 this season having refused to commit his future to fresh deal over contract extension for the past months.

And now according to his manager, the 19-year-old promising forward will not be allowed to slip through the hands of the lancers with ease as they will be spilling blood to retain his services for many part of the season in the summit of Dutch football.

Ten Hag believes the teenager is at the right club where he can continue to hone his talent in order to reach greater height in his football career as a rising star.

''Of course we try to persuade him, we fight for our players", the Dutchman tactician said in front of ESPN camera . "We are convinced that he is in the right place at Ajax and that he is the best here for his development. Of course we will try to convince him of that these weeks."

He added on his heroic feats against Lille over his goal in the UEFA Europa League knockout phase: ''"He gives everything for us. "We would like to keep him and our mutual bond is strong. That is the basis for us to keep trying."

Brobbey has been linked with several clubs across Europe - with Spanish giants Real Madrid, Italian powerhouse AC Milan and Bundesliga heavyweights duo RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund - all currently believed to be on his heels next summer.

His running contract with Ajax FC will expire in June 2021 and his market value has been pegged at 3 million euros as per transfermarket.

The Amsterdam-born promising star is still eligible to play for Ghana at the international stage having featured for the Netherlands national youth teams.


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