Ajax sends new FIFA player Bob van Uden to Japan

Ajax sends new FIFA player Bob van Uden to Japan

Ajax sends former youth player Bob van Uden on loan to Japanese partner club Sagan Tosu. The 18-years old Amsterdammer is the newest addition to the Ajax eSports team and he will start to play for Sagan Tosu in the Japanese eJ.League next season. The former youth player will also attend trainingsessions of the under 18s squad of Sagan Tosu. Van Uden is among the 50 best FIFA players worldwide and was given the shirt number 95

Van Uden is very happy with this chance: ,,Next season marks the first season of the Japanese FIFA eSports ever. I am immense pride that I can be part of the debut season what originates from the collaboration between Ajax and Sagan Tosu. As youth player I had the dream to win prices as player of Ajax, national and international. Now I still have the chance to represent Ajax.”

,,It feels great that I have the chance to play on loan for Sagan Tosu next season and I hope to help the club with their start and ambitions in the virtual world of football. Together with the staff of Ajax, Sagan Tosu and my coaches of Bundled, we will do everything to win the title.”

Commercial director of Ajax, Menno Geelen: ,,Bob was already familiar with Ajax due to his years at the youth academy. He used the be part of a generation with among others Matthijs de Ligt and Justin Kluivert, who are playing for the first team of Ajax. Despite he just did not make it,this move will still require him to play for Ajax. The expansion of the Ajax eSports team to Japan fits perfectly into our international strategy to connect the young generation football fans to us worldwide.”

Also Minoru Takehara, President of Sagan Tosu, is looking forward to the collaboration: ,,From the beginning of our collaboration with the youth academy of Ajax, we have expressed our intention to learn more about the eSports strategy. We also have to challenge to reach this target group. At this moment Ajax is the international leader in this virtual world and together with Ajax we are going to launch our strategy. We are looking forward to the arrival of Van Uden by which we have the goal to win the eJ.League.”