Yannis Anastasiou joins Ajax

Yannis Anastasiou joins Ajax from Roda JC immediately. The Greek striker signs a contract in Amsterdam for one and a half season.

Transfers within Holland are still possible until the month of March.

Ajax will try to have Anastasiou delared qualified to play as soon as possible. For Sunday, the important match in the Holland Casino Eredivisie against PSV is on the schedule.

Yannis Anastasiou is 30 years old, 1.85 metres tall and weighs 85 kilogram. The Greek forward played for Greek clubs Ethnikos Piraeus and OFI Kreta and - between 1998 and 2000 - Belgian side RSC Anderlecht, before joining the first team of Roda JC in 2000.

In the 1998-1999 season Anastasiou made five appearances as a substitue for the national team of Greece.

This season Anastasiou has played 18 matches in the Holland Casino Eredivisie. He has scored 8 goals. In total he has played 114 league matches in which he scored 48 goals. His most productive season was 2000-2001, in which Anastasiou scored 19 times for Roda JC.