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Lucas Ocampos involved in bizarre transfer saga as Ajax agrees with Sevilla and withdraws

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Lucas Ocampos involved in bizarre transfer saga as Sevilla agree to sell a £17million winger to Ajax before the Dutch champions decide they DO NOT want him on his flight to Amsterdam… and now they want to loan him out!

  • Sevilla has agreed an amount of £17 million with Ajax to sell Lucas Ocampos to Dutch champions
  • But Ajax changed their mind when Ocampos flew to the Netherlands and told him to go back
  • Eredivisie team now wants to sign the Argentinian on a rental basis before the deadline

Sevilla winger Lucas Ocampos has been left in the dark after he was at the center of a bizarre £17million transfer deal with Ajax.

The Spanish side had agreed a fee with the Eredivisie champions, who are now in possession of cash after the £85.5m sale of Antony to Manchester United earlier this week.

However, the Dutch giants then withdrew from the deal to contract the 28-year-old, who had already boarded a plane to fly to Amsterdam expecting to complete a medical before sealing his move on Wednesday.

Sevilla winger Lucas Ocampos has been left in the dark after he was central to a bizarre transfer deal involving Ajax

Ajax is full of cash after Antony's £85.5m sale to Manchester United

Ajax is full of cash after Antony’s £85.5m sale to Manchester United

Reports in the Netherlands suggest Ajax’s board of directors vetoed the signing, finding the £17 million fee, multi-year contract and generous salary for Ocampos “irresponsible” at this point.

Ocampos was therefore put on a flight back to Seville, with reports that Ajax technical manager Gerry Hamstra and ex-striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar – another member of the technical staff – flew to Spain to apologize to him.

However, the latest twist has resulted in Ajax now trying to sign the Argentine international on a rental basis before Thursday’s deadline.

Ajax decided not to sign him while he flew to the Netherlands, and later put him on a flight back

Ajax decided not to sign him while he flew to the Netherlands, and later put him on a flight back

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar reportedly had to fly to Spain to apologize to the Argentinian

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar reportedly had to fly to Spain to apologize to the Argentinian

Reports in the Netherlands claim signings Ajax wants to make, costing more than €1 million, must be submitted to the board of directors for approval.

The report added that the Ocampos deal would only go through if Hamstra, Huntelaar and CEO Edwin van der Sar could convince them.

That now seems to have happened with negotiations now underway to see if a loan deal is possible.

But a team, including Edwin van der Sar, seems to have convinced the board to try a loan

But a team, including Edwin van der Sar, seems to have convinced the board to try a loan

Ocampos scored nine goals last season and provided six assists from 42 appearances in all competitions for Julen Lopetegui’s men.

He has so far failed to score or assist in three LaLiga games this season, with Sevilla languishing in 15th with just one point to their name.

Sevilla are about to sign Ocampos’ replacement in Adnan Januzaj – with the ex-Man United star poised to sign as a free agent after his contract with Real Sociedad expires.

Ocampos has not scored or assisted for Julen Lopetegui's struggling Sevilla this season

Ocampos has not scored or assisted for Julen Lopetegui’s struggling Sevilla this season

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