Ajax and Zakaria el Azzouzi have reached an agreement to dissolve his contract which had been effective until June 30, 2020. As of January 1, 2019, the striker will be transfer-free.
El Azzouzi was born on May 7, 1996, in Rotterdam. The forward made his debut in professional football on August 21, 2015, during the NAC Breda – Ajax Reserves (3-0) game. He has played in a total of 11 official games with the Ajax Reserves, and scored 5 goals. El Azzouzi has been loaned out in the last three seasons to FC Twente, Sparta and Excelsior, respectively.
“I’m grateful to Ajax for the development I experienced with the club, and the opportunities they offered me”, says El Azzouzi. “After having been injured for a while, a new phase is starting for me. I’m fit again and, thanks to my transfer-free status, I can focus on new challenges with another club.”