English Premier League side Crystal Palace have finally confirmed the signing of versatile Ajax defender Jairo Riedewald.

The twenty-year-old, who can play across the backline, has signed a five-year contract with the London based club. The fee has been undisclosed but is believed to be around £7.8 million.

Riedewald is now reunited with former Ajax boss Frank de Boer, who handed the youngster his first team debut in 2013. He went on to make 93 times for Ajax, but lost his place under Peter Bosz last season and after failing to sign a new deal, an exit was always on the cards.

Riedewald told the Palace website, “I am very pleased to be joining Crystal Palace and after speaking with the gaffer a couple of weeks ago I was delighted to have the opportunity to come over and play in the Premier League.

“The Premier League is a great competition to be involved in and it is a great opportunity to be working under Frank de Boer once again having been with him at Ajax.

“I look forward to meeting my new team mates and then getting the chance to be out on the training ground and getting ready for the new season.”

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