When Real Madrid expressed interest in Wesley Sneijder, Ajax said EUR27 million and no less. Initially, Real refused to pay for such amount in a grand fashion. Later however, Real relented and so, Sneijder will be leaving Amsterdam for Madrid:

Ajax and Real Madrid have reached agreement about the immediate transfer of Wesley Sneijder. The transfer fee for the 23-year old midfielder is 27 million euro. [Wesley Sneijder joins Real Madrid. AFC Ajax. August 12 2007]

This is a sad day but all the best to him.

And so, Ajax has sold two star players this year for over EUR44 million. The other star is Babel, sold to Liverpool for over EUR17 million.

For your information, EUR27 million is the largest sum Ajax has ever received for the sale of a player. That also makes the move as the second most expensive transfer in the Eredivisie. The most expensive transfer honor belongs to the crybaby Ruud van Nistelrooij. And yes, both players are now playing for the same team.

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