Wednesday Feb 03, 2021. 12:00
Morocco international Oussama Idrissi says he could not turn down an offer from Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam.
The 24-year-old winger has joined Ajax on a six-month loan deal from Spanish La Liga side Sevilla FC where he struggled for game time this season.
Idriss, who played for Groningen in the Eredivisie between 2015 and 2018, expressed his desire to be a part of Erik ten Hag’s ‘good team’.
“I’m very happy. And also honoured to play in this beautiful stadium and become part of a very good team,” Idrissi told the club website.
“Ajax came along and then I had to make a quick choice. The fact that I can now wear the shirt of this club brings a lot of joy to football.
“I didn’t really take into account that I was leaving Sevilla, but then Ajax came along. No one had to give me advice, because you don’t turn down an offer like that so quickly.”
Idrissi will play alongside his compatriots Zakaria Labyad and Noussair Mazraoui at the former Dutch champions.
While Lassina Traore (Burkina Faso), Andre Onana (Cameroon) plus Mohammed Kudus (Ghana) are also part of the Ajax team.
“I’m going to try to do my part. The future here is bright. I hope to show beautiful things,” he continued.
“We are active on three fronts and have a good starting position. The spirit and quality of football must be maintained. Then there are very nice months ahead for the players and the fans.”
He has played seven international matches for Morocco.