Ajax must arm itself against the interest of several European clubs in Charlie Setford. Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund, among others, have their eye on the eighteen-year-old goalkeeper, The Daily Mail has learned. Setford received the Abdelhak Nouri Trophy in June, for talent of the year at Ajax. The young closing post looks good in the Amsterdam youth academy, but has an expiring contract. As a result, he can negotiate with other clubs from January. That is grist to the mill of several European clubs, the British tabloid knows.
European top is after Setford
Spurs and Dortmund, among others, hope to acquire Setford on a free transfer. Everton, AS Roma and Southampton are also interested. It would be a setback for Ajax. Setford normally plays for the Amsterdam U21s in the Kitchen Champion Division, but has recovered from a broken wrist in recent months. He made his comeback against Young PSV a week ago. Despite people losing some free bets on this game, it was a very happy moment for Setford to make his return back. He’s now awaiting a chance for the first team of Ajax.
Born in Haarlem, with English blood
Setford, born in Haarlem and a youth international for England, has been playing in the youth academy of the team from Amsterdam since he was seven. His brother Tommy is also active as a goalkeeper in Ajax’s youth. Charlie is the son of English professional golf player Chris Setford. He moved from the United Kingdom to the Netherlands for the sake of his career. Because of the strong bond with England, Setford never hesitated when he got the chance to play for the English youth team. Will he have any doubts when he gets the chance to play for an English top club? He’s seen as a very talented goalkeeper and would be a great addition to the English youth academies.