Benjamin Tahirovic moves to Ajax, as Otavio’s agent lands in Italy

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Ajax Amsterdam have finally completed the transfer of Benjamin Tahirovic from Europa League finalist AS Roma.
According to the report by the Italian media, the Dutch club paid Gialorossi €8.5m plus a percentage of the sell-on fee to complete the deal.

Tahirovic only turned 20 in March and has three senior caps for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The deal followed an agreement between the two parties, making the transfer imminent, despite the interest from Olympique Marseille, Genoa, Sassuolo, and Salernitana.

In a statement on the official club website, that club confirmed it, noting the transfer is pending a medical.
Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio also reported that Roma have worked out the terms that will bring them €8.5m from the sale, including various performance-related bonuses, while La Gazzetta dello Sport said the deal is €5m plus bonuses, including the sell-on fee.

The Giallorossi will also make more on Tahirovic’ as they want to gain a 15 percent cut of any sell-on fee.
Born and raised in Sweden, the midfielder moved from Vasalunds to the Roma academy for just €204,000 in February 2021. This is, therefore, a sweet deal for the capital club.

Jose Mourinho promoted Bosnia to the senior squad, where he made 11 Serie A appearances and two in the Coppa Italia this season.

In another development, the arrival of Israel Oliveira, the agent representing FC Porto midfielder Otavio landed in Italy, has alerted Inter, Napoli, and Milan.

Portuguese sports paper Record reports that he is in Italy for meetings with several Serie A clubs.
Therefore, he is likely to sit down with Napoli and Inter to know the conditions for a potential move, while Milan is also interested.

The 28-year-old Brazilian-born Portuguese international football has the release clause in his contract with Porto dropped from the original €60m to €40m, but the deadline to activate it is on July 15.
Otavio played 44 games for FC Porto this season, contributing seven goals and 13 assists.
It’s now left to see who will sign the creative midfielder.

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