Dutch giants, Ajax Amsterdam, have reportedly cancelled the contract of Morocco youngster Abdelhak Nouri. Nouri’s flourishing football career was tragically cut short two years ago after he suffered a fatal brain damage.
This was after the 22-year-old midfielder collapsed during a friendly clash pitting his side Ajax and Germany outfit Werder Bremen. Nouri has since been sidelined from action but Ajax still remitted his wages in full during the period as he underwent treatment. But with his contract up in the summer, Ajax have reportedly informed Nouri’s family that they will terminate the deal before an automatic extension was enacted.
SunSport, citing Dutch media outlet De Telegraaf report Nouri’s deal has a pre-agreed one-year extension which Ajax are not willing to take up. Instead, the club has resolved to enter into negotiations with the midfieder’s lawyer and the family over a settlement. It is believed Ajax are willing to offer £4.5 million having previously conceded failure to provide adequate onfield treatment for Nouri. Be that as it may, the youngster’s family is said to be seeking a significantly higher payout.
The foreseeable unending legal battle between Ajax and Nouri’s family come just days after it emerged the promised midfielder had awaken from a coma. The player, however, remain bed-ridden as he battles his way to full recovery.