In 2017, defender Dean Solomons signed for Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam from feeder club Ajax Cape Town and spent three years at the Ajax academy before his contract recently expired in June.
Solomons has made his intentions clear going to the 2020/21 season highlighting first team football as his first target and is looking to start a new journey elsewhere.
FARPost caught up with the 21-year-old, all the way in Netherlands as he also reflects on his Amsterdam journey.
“So my short term wishes at the moment would be to get a club where I am going to be playing regularly, become a key member of the team and help the team achieve their best while also helping them win trophies of cause,” said Solomons.
Ajax Amsterdam is known for producing the best footballers in the world and Solomons is very grateful for the lessons learnt on and off the field while at the club.
“I would say some of the best things I have learnt at Ajax on the pitch would have to be how much I have improved my basic technique and my composure on the pitch as it is key for central defenders to keep their composure during games as well as keeping focused not just on your game, but on everyone’s game as well because other than the keeper you have the second best view of the entire pitch.
“Defenders can see things from a better angle compared to other players playing further up off the pitch, I have also learnt how to take care of myself like how to live a professional footballer’s life which is training more often, eating good and resting your body enough to better your performance for the next game.” He said.
It remains to be seen where Solomons will be playing next season as he assesses offers from all over Europe with German side St Pauli said to be leading the race for his signature at the moment.
FARPost will be keeping tabs on his journey.
By Ofhani Munyai