Mike Verweij believes that Ajax should quickly get Brian Brobbey back. The young striker exchanged Amsterdam transfer-free for Leipzig this summer to play at RB Leipzig. The Ajax watcher from De Telegraaf has heard that Brobbey’s loud would be loud club. If Ajax were to knock on the door of the Red Bull club, Verweij expects that they would be able to rent with an option to buy.
‘I think that Ajax should work very quickly on the return of Brian Brobbey’, Verweij begins in kick off, the football podcast of The Telegraph. “If he comes in as a right back at RB Leipzig these days, you have to take a loss. Ajax has of course seen him leave on a free transfer. But I think there is a very good chance when Ajax reports now, they can rent with an option to buy. Why not step over yourself and get a boy like that back for a few million euros?’
However, Ajax is not currently working on the striker’s next return, says Verweij. ‘No, but I think that boy on his knees wants to go back to Amsterdam. You hear that too. I can’t imagine he’s very happy at Leipzig.’ For the time being, Brobbey played six games for RB Leipzig, all as a substitute and last week announced that he was not satisfied with that.
‘But he doesn’t make Ajax better’
“He told a slightly different story there, but Mike has sources and he knows that this might be discussed soon,” Valentijn Driessen adds to the conversation. ‘I have to say honestly: if Brobbey doesn’t make it at Leipzig, where three half strikers are walking around… I don’t think Ajax should take him back, you shouldn’t want that. I understand it from the training point of view, we haven’t been able to train a striker for a long time. Now we have one.’
‘But he does not make Ajax better’, says the football chief of De Telegraaf. ‘It is not the case that Ajax will play better with Brobbey instead of Haller. You have to do better, keep selecting. This boy has chosen Leipzig. If he had wanted to stay, Ajax should have done so. You have to give such a boy from your own training a chance. He didn’t want that chance, because he left. Then you have to look further at his qualities. Will he take Ajax further in Europe? I do not think so.’
“I think if Ajax offers five million, they have it”
Verweij thinks that Ajax will not have to dig deep into their pockets to bring Brobbey back to Amsterdam. ‘I think if Ajax offers five million, they will have it. The trainer (Julian Nagelsmann, ed.) and the sporting director (Markus Krösche, ed.) who brought him to Leipzig have left. He’s sitting there in a city… Yeah, I can’t help but imagine that he’s very unhappy. Those are also the agreements you get.’