Ajax have announced the signing of AZ Alkmaar defender Nick Viergever on a four year deal.

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vierViergever, who can play in the centre of defence or at left back, joins Ajax as a potential replacement for Niklas Moisander, with the Finnish international linked with Fulham recently. It is believed the deal cost Ajax €2 million as Viergever was coming into the last year of his contract.

After starting his career with Sparta Rotterdam Viergever joined AZ in 2010, and went on to make over 114 league appearances for the club, scoring five goals, whilst being vice captain. In 2012, the 24 year-old made his debut for Netherlands national team in a friendly with Belgium, which remains his only cap.

Speaking to the Ajax official website, Viergever said, “Playing for Ajax was a childhood dream when I was little.  “For me, Ajax is the best option in the Netherlands. At this club i think you can make a lot of progress”

The deal comes as a blow to Ajax’s rivals PSV, who were also chasing Viergever.

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