Arsenal sign Ajax striker

Date published: Wednesday 29th July 2015 2:51

A statement on the Ajax website confirmed Arsenal’s move for the 16-year-old striker, described as “a great talent” by his former academy boss Wim Jonk.

Malen had earlier posted to social media a picture of him signing a contract, watched by Arsenal’s transfer negotiator Dick Law.

Ajax’s statement said the Holland youth international had chosen to leave despite the offer of a new deal.

Jonk, head of youth development, said: “Donyell is a great talent. It is extremely unfortunate that he is leaving Ajax.

“We have made him an excellent offer and presented a clear development plan. If the player still makes another choice, it is disappointing.”

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