Swansea City sign Ajax defender Mike van der Hoorn
6th July 2016
Swansea City have made their second signing in as many days after completing a deal for Ajax defender Mike van der Hoorn for an undisclosed fee.
The 23-year-old, who arrives the day after Leroy Fer joined the club, has penned a three-year contract at the Liberty following a successful medical.
His arrival bolsters head coach Francesco Guidolin's centre-back options, which already include captain Ashley Williams, Federico Fernandez and Jordi Amat, while Kyle Bartley has joined Leeds United on loan for the remainder of the season.
Having started his career off with Utrecht, for whom he was named Player of the Year in 2013, van der Hoorn was snapped up by Ajax shortly after.
It proved a successful switch as he lifted the Eredivisie title in his first season before finishing runners up in the two following campaigns.
He made 43 appearances - scoring three goals - in three years for the Amsterdam club, while he has netted ten times in 90 appearances since making his professional debut in 2011.
On the international front, van der Hoorn was called up by Holland in 2013 though he is yet to win his first cap.
He has, however, represented his country at youth level with van der Hoorn part of the side that reached the Uefa European Under-21 Championship semi-final three years ago.
Full reaction to follow.
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