Dutch News Outlet Say Riedewald’s Move To Palace Is Now Complete

1 Posted by - July 17, 2017 - News

The Dutch news outlet who first broke the story of Crystal Palace’s interest in Ajax defender Jairo Riedewald are today claiming that the deal has now been completely finalised. 

This report guarantees that Riedewald has now left Ajax and is a Crystal Palace player, with the transfer fee also mentioned. 

The summer transfer window has taken a little while to spark fully into life for Palace fans, who’ve been forced to wait patiently for new manager Frank de Boer to gain a cohesive understanding of the players at his disposal but now, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek having arrived on a season-long loan from Chelsea and Riedewald also coming through the door, the Eagles’ transfer plans are starting to pick up a head of steam. 

You would imagine that three or four other players will be on their way to Selhurst Park before the window closes, with a goalkeeper and a striker looked upon by most supporters as a priority but for now, the signing of Riedewald can be seen as a significant step in the stylistic shift de Boer will look to implement during his time in SE25. 

Still just 20 years old, Jairo has all the time in the world to learn his trade, utilising his already outstanding passing range and comfort in possession to slot neatly into Palace’s existing defensive structure. Of course, his age may work against him from time to time as he battles to get to grips with the fast-paced, rough and tumble nature of the Premier League but having proven himself to Frank de Boer during the time they shared together at Ajax, I have every faith in the Netherlands international performing well over the course of the 2017/18 campaign. 

The wording of the article attached above is as certain as I’ve ever seen prior to an official announcement being made by the club in question, suggesting that it’s just a matter of time until we hear something from Palace on the subject. 

It looks like we’ve got our man. 

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  • Jose Fonte baby? Jose Fonte? Oh oh oh July 17, 2017 - 8:25 am Reply

    I think this will be a really good signing. A young international pedigree player with a good amount of experience for his age. People forget he did play in the Europa League final a few months ago.

    I agree with you that he will help introduce FDB’s style of play and if we sign Martin-Indi i can imagine him being used as a midfielder too because i can’t see us playing to left footed CBs.

    If we get Cilleson a decent back up striker and a pacy right back then i tihnk our business is done for the summer.

    • admin July 18, 2017 - 5:57 am Reply

      As usual, I agree with everything you’ve said there, JFB. I’m not sure if people realise how highly rated this lad is, not that I’d blame them given how sparse the coverage of the Eredivisie is on British TV.

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