Jairo Riedewald is frustrated with his role as a reserve with Ajax and is unhappy that the club have blocked a move away from Amsterdam.

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The 20-year-old was a regular starter under Frank de Boer last season but has lost his place to Nick Viergever since Peter Bosz took charge in the summer. Seventeen-year-old Matthias de Ligt has also been preferred to Riedewald recently when Bosz has made a change to his line-up.

Speaking after Jong Ajax’s win over Almere City on Monday, Riedewald has admitted he is fed up at his lack of playing time.

He said, “There was interest from a number of clubs, but Ajax have said no and indicated that they want to go for the championship with me. The club said they need me in the next few games.

“I still don’t play. I’m not happy. They say they have confidence in me, but it’s hard to believe. You just want to play and if you do not, that’s frustrating.

“How long I have patience? Who knows what would have happened if Ajax did agree to a departure. I just want to play. I am a young boy and wants to play a lot to develop myself. I’m not a better player when I’m sitting on the bench.”




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