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Mexico right-back Jorge Sanchez joins Ajax from Membership America

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Mexico right-back Jorge Sanchez has signed for Ajax Amsterdam within the Eredivisie, the Dutch membership introduced on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old defender was beforehand with Membership America in Liga MX, the place he gained a league title within the 2018 Apertura and a Campeon de Campeones trophy in 2019.

Final Saturday, America introduced that that they had come to an settlement with Ajax for Sanchez, who traveled to Amsterdam over the weekend to finish the transfer.

“[I’m] motivated as a result of going to Europe just isn’t really easy. I am interested by my future and in regards to the Mexican nationwide group,” Sanchez mentioned earlier than leaving for Ajax, calling the transfer a “golden alternative.”

The Santos Laguna academy product’s deal is for 4 years, holding him at Ajax till 2026.

Since his nationwide group debut in 2019, Sanchez has been an everyday call-up for supervisor Gerardo “Tata” Martino. Forward of the 2022 World Cup — the place Mexico will face Poland, Argentina and Saudi Arabia within the group stage — the defender may solidify a beginning spot with El Tri via a powerful displaying to start the Eredivisie season.

Sanchez is now the fourth Mexican worldwide that will probably be enjoying within the Dutch prime flight, together with PSV Eindhoven‘s Erick Gutierrez, Feyenoord’s Santiago Gimenez and Ajax teammate Edson Alvarez.

Ajax, the present Eredivisie title holders, started their new season with a 3-2 away win over Fortuna Sittard final Saturday. On Aug. 14, they will host FC Groningen in a home-opener on the Johan Cruyff Enviornment.

On Aug. 25, Ajax will discover out their UEFA Champions League group stage opponents throughout the attract Istanbul.

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