With a number of Jong Ajax players being given the chance to impress in the first team, the Amsterdam club have bolstered their youth squads with the signings of Ugandan attacker Allan Okello, Brazilian striker Danilo Pereira da Silva, and Croatian goalkeeper Dominik Kotarski.

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Kotarski arrives on a three-year deal from Dinamo Zagreb, while Danilo Pereira da Silva comes from Santos in a €2 million deal. Okello is set to join from KCCA after rejecting a move to Mamelodi Sundowns.

While it is understood that da Silva (18) and Kotarski (17) may be given time to settle in with the U19 squad, it is unclear whether this will be the case for Okello (17). The attacker comes very highly rated by the scout that spotted him, and he may be put straight into Jong Ajax.

The move to bring in a multitude of young and talented players comes amid the likelihood that many Jong Ajax players will be rewarded for their fantastic season with an extended run in the first team, following on from the likes of fellow youngsters Matthijs de Ligt and Justin Kluivert.

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