Transfer: Akpom thrilled to get number 10 jersey at Ajax
Chuba Akpom is brimming with excitement over being bestowed with the prestigious number 10 jersey as he embarks on his journey with his new team, Ajax.
At 27 years old, Akpom recently finalized his transfer to the illustrious Eredivisie club, Ajax, departing from his previous stint at the Sky Bet Championship side, Middlesbrough.
A fee of €14.3 million secured his services, and the talented striker has put pen to paper on a substantial five-year contract.
The number 10 jersey carries significant historical weight, having graced the shoulders of Ajax luminaries such as Johan Cruyff and Marco van Basten.
Akpom, who showcased his prowess by netting 28 goals to clinch the top scorer title in the Sky Bet Championship last season, is thrilled to tread in the footsteps of Cruyff and Van Basten.
In his own words, he expresses, “Wearing this shirt number is an immense honor. To don the number ten jersey for Ajax is a sensation that’s truly unique. The jerseys possess a distinct elegance and they complement my style perfectly. In my opinion, they are both exceptionally beautiful.”