According to De Telegraaf, Yaya Sanogo has agreed to join Ajax on loan for the season.
The France under-21 international had been close to an agreement with French side Lille but was won over yesterday by a tour of the Dutch side’s training facilities with Director of Football (and ex-Gunner) Marc Overmars.
Sanogo is expected to be unveiled at the end of the week and will then join Frank de Boer’s first team training as Ajax prepare for the start of the Eredivisie season and a vital Champions League qualifier.
Arsene Wenger still harbours hopes the Auxerre academy graduate will make the grade in England, however, he has much to prove with only one goal in Gunners colours and a lacklustre spell at Crystal Palace under his belt.
Perhaps 12-months under the wing of Dennis Bergkamp, De Boer’s number two, will help. [Insert gag about ‘God working miracles’ yada yada yada]