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Frank de Boer welcomed a well-known face to Selhurst Park on Monday with the signing of Jairo Riedewald on a 5-yr contract.

The 20-yr-previous gained his Ajax Amsterdam debut underneath De Boer in 2013, and reunites together with his previous supervisor for what the Guardian’s Dominic Fifield studies is a €9-million (£7.9-million) payment.

Riedewald is able to enjoying at centre-half, left-again, and defensive midfield, and is the second arrival in Croydon this summer time after a season-lengthy mortgage for Chelsea‘s Ruben Loftus-Cheek was agreed earlier in July.

The three-time Dutch worldwide will instantly supply competitors to Loftus-Cheek, Luka Milivojevic, and newly appointed captain Jason Puncheon in the midst of the park; Jeffrey Schlupp, Martin Kelly, and the damage-ravaged Pape Souare at left-again; and can assist fill the centre-again void left by Mamadou Sakho‘s return to Liverpool on the finish of his mortgage spell. Nevertheless, the center of the defence might be replenished additional if Palace beats Stoke Metropolis and others to the everlasting signing of FC Porto‘s Bruno Martins Indi, based on Fifield.