Ajax and Internazionale have reached an agreement concerning the loan of Kerlon Mauro Souza. In Amsterdam, the attacking midfielder has signed a contract to be loaned out to Ajax, effective immediately, for one season until June 30, 2010. In addition, the deal includes an option for Ajax to buy the player.
Kerlon was born on January 27, 1988 in Ipatinga, Brasil. The player is under contract at Internazionale, and he previously played for the Brasilian club Cruzeiro EC and the Italian club Chievo Verona. The 21 year old midfielder went through all of the youth selections in Brasil.
,,I am pleased with his arrival”, said trainer Martin Jol about his new acquisition. ,,He has shown that he can be a fantastic player, but at the same time, we know that he’s suffered many injuries. Therefore, Kerlon will start with Jong Ajax. This is a great opportunity to have access to a talented player like him under these conditions. I hope that he stays fit for a long time and can play many matches. I have full confidence that he will be of great value to the starting team”.