Perr Schuurs has departed Ajax to sign for Italian Serie A side Torino.

Torino have paid Ajax a fee of €9 million to sign the centre-back but that fee could rise just above €11 million through bonuses.

The 22-year-old joined Ajax from Fortuna Sittard in the summer of 2018 but he has never managed to hold down a place in the club’s starting line-up. Even with the departure of Lisandro Martinez this summer, Schuurs was only a back-up option.

Schuurs will now continue his career in Serie A and he told Ajax TV, “In football, it’s hard to leave everyone, but I’ve made a choice that at this age I have to play every week. This was a great opportunity in a fantastic competition, especially for defenders. I think I can improve there.”

Schuurs made a total of 95 appearances for Ajax.

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