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‘I Want To Go Abroad’ West Ham On Alert As Ajax Star Reveals He Is Looking To Leave


Ajax defender Joel Veltman has revealed that he is keen on leaving the Eredivisie side this summer.

West Ham have reportedly been tracking the 27-year-old for some time, and speaking about his future in recent days, the Dutchman said:

“I have not made it a secret that I want to go abroad, so we look at what is going to happen.”

Veltman has just one year left on his contract and with the player looking for a way out, Ajax may well decide to sell up.

The Hammers are not the only team interested in the fullback, though, with a number of Serie A teams also believed to be keen on the player.

Veltman is unlikely to be a top priority for Director of Football Mario Husillos and manager Manuel Pellegrini, with the club already having two right-backs in Pablo Zabaleta and Ryan Fredericks.

However, the Dutchman is also adept at playing at centre-half and could be a target if the Irons are looking to strengthen their options in the centre of defence.