Perr Schurrs has impressed for Ajax during pre-season and hopes to convince Erik ten Hag that he can replace Matthijs de Ligt.

The 19-year-old joined Ajax from Fortuna Sittard last summer and spent his first campaign in Amsterdam with Jong Ajax.

However, Schuurs started the 2-1 pre-season win over Istanbul Basaksehir on Sunday and impressed in the centre of defence. Speaking to NOS, the youngster put himself forward to be Matthijs de Ligt’s replacement.

Schuurs said,”I have had a good preparation and now I have to show that I can do it.

“Last year I didn’t get many chances. If Matthijs de Ligt were to leave then it makes sense that I get more chances. I have to take those chances. I want to be his replacement.

“These are the most important weeks for me to show myself at Ajax. I hope I will be the replacement for De Ligt”

De Ligt is set to seal his move to Juventus this week, while Ajax are looking to sign Mexican Edson Alvarez as his replacement.

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