Ajax have beaten off competition from Chelsea for the signature of Budapest Honved midfield prodigy Szabolcs Schon.
The young midfielder has been on Ajax and Chelsea’s radar for a few months and the clubs were battling it out to convince the youngster and his advisers about his next move.
After turning 16 in September, the midfielder became eligible to join a new club and it seems Schon and his advisers have decided to snub Chelsea’s interest to move to the Netherlands.
According to Dutch daily De Telegraaf, the youngster has signed a three-year contract with Ajax and will be joining the club’s famous academy in the January transfer window.
Ajax have a history of developing top young players and it seems their rich history with young talent seem to have convinced the youngster and his advisers to move to the Dutch giants.
Chelsea are known for scouting young talents from all over the world and their youth teams have been successful in England and Europe over the last few seasons.
However, Ajax’s pedigree of promoting young talent and the opportunity to even feature for the first team soon might have played a key role in Schon snubbing the Premier League giants.
Schon has already earned seven caps with Hungary Under-17s in youth international football.