Ajax have confirmed the return of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar with the veteran signing a one-year deal in Amsterdam.

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The 33-year-old is a free agent this summer after bringing an end to his six-year stay with Bundesliga side Schalke. He had been linked with a return to Amsterdam for months, and it was finally confirmed by Ajax on Thursday.

Huntelaar played for Ajax between 2006 and 2008, scoring 102 goals in 134 appearances before leaving to join Real Madrid. He won the KNVB Cup and Johan Cruyff Shield during his first spell with the club.

Speaking to the Ajax website, director Marc Overmars said, I’m sure Klaas-Jan will play an important role for Ajax, both on and off the pitch.”

Overmars also stated that Huntelaar would be playing back-up to first choice striker Kasper Dolberg,  “Huntelaar is aware of the fact Dolberg is our first striker.”

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