Chuba Akpom Excited To Get Iconic Ajax Jersey Number

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By Sedara Philip

Chuba Akpom is excited to be assigned the iconic number 10 jersey at his new club, Ajax.

The 27-year-old completed his move to the Eredivisie giants from Sky Bet Championship club, Middlesbrough on Wednesday.

Ajax paid €14.3m to secure his services, with the striker signing a five year contract.

The number 10 jersey was once worn by Ajax legends, Johan Cruyff and Marco van Basten.

Akpom, who scored 28 goals to emerge top scorer in Sky Bet Championship last season, is delighted to follow in the footsteps of Cruyff and Van Basten.

“It is a very great honour to wear this shirt number. To be the number ten of Ajax is a special feeling,” Akpom told the clubs website.

“The shirts are very stylish and fit me very well. I think they are both very beautiful.”

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